Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form

ISBN-10: 1556436009
ISBN-13: 9781556436000
Edition: 2005
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Description: Author and illustrator Martmn Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers. In "The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Author and illustrator Martmn Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers. In "The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan Tzutujil Mayan tale of the beginnings of the world with a poetic retelling of the story, 28 evocative drawings, and a critical analysis that both enlightens and entertains. Having lived with the Mayans and learned their language, Prechtel authoritatively retells the powerful tale of the Tall Girl who weaves the world in a loom, her parents the Sun and the Moon who repudiate her suitors, and the mysterious man who disguises himself as a hummingbird to lure her away. Prechtel expands this archetypal story with five layers of commentary, each teasing out a different wisdom and revealing its relevance to the world today.

Introduction: The Urgency of Water
The Old Village Friend: Some Suggestions on How to Read this Book
The Story
Five Layers of Understandings of the Story
First Layer: Iridescent Tail Feathers: The Outer Wrappings of the Story
Second Layer: In a Net of Stars: The Indigenous Understanding
Third Layer: Ecstasy and Time
Fourth Layer: Never-Before-Seen Bird
Fifth Layer: The Ecstatic Voice: A Revolution of the Watery Soul
Author's Note
Glossary of Mayan Words
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Illustrations

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