Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form
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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 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.
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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: The Urgency of Water|
|The Old Village Friend: Some Suggestions on How to Read this Book|
|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|
|Glossary of Mayan Words|
|About the Author|
|About the Illustrations|