The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
Kimbell Art Museum, 1986 - 335 pages
An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.
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Hunahpu and Xbalanque took their blowguns and began to shoot their prey, but
the birds did not fall. Each one became lodged in a tree, and the older twins had
to scale the tree to retrieve them. As they did so, the tree magically began to grow
The gods won the ballgame easily, not through skill but by deception, and the two
brothers were immediately sacrificed. The gods buried 7 Hunahpu's body in the
ballcourt and hung 1 Hunahpu's head in a calabash tree to proclaim their victory
One night, however, when Hunahpu and Xbalanque found themselves in the "
House of Bats," the slept inside their blowguns to hide from the bloodthirsty
vampires. But Hunahpu, seeing a glimmer of light, stuck his head out to see if
dawn had ...
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Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Consulter l'avis complet
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