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ID: 901001893
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001893
Record Type: Literature

Popol Vuh (Maya history, 1554/1558)

Note: Maya text recorded in an invaluable document describing ancient Maya mythology and culture. Written in K’iche’ (a Mayan language) by a Mayan author or authors between 1554 and 1558, it uses the Latin alphabet with Spanish orthography. It chronicles the creation of humankind, the actions of the gods, the origin and history of the K’iche’ people, and the chronology of their kings down to 1550.

Display Date: 1554/1558

Names:
Popol Vuh (Maya history, 1554/1558) (preferred,English-P,D,P)
Popol Wuj (Maya history, 1554/1558) (English,U,P)

Hierarchical Position:
Literature and Performing Arts (P)
....<Named written and performed works> (P)
........<Literary works: Philosophy, Religion> (P)
............Popol Vuh (Maya history, 1554/1558) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Xibalba
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Amerindian iconography, Maya iconography, Maya legendary places, Xibalba (Maya legendary place)) [901000045]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... history (literary works)
.....(genres for literature, genres in literature and performing arts, concepts in the arts and humanities, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
language is .... Maya (language family)
.....(languages and writing systems by specific type, languages and writing systems, language-related concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Maya (culture or style)
.....(Native Highland Mexican and Guatemalan styles, Native Middle American styles, Native American, Americas, The, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Popol Vuh (Maya history, 1554/1558)
................Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Popol Wuj (Maya history, 1554/1558)
................Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................ Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)

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