The Gods Laid Bare Bibbleography - Mesoamerican mythology
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The Mythology of Mesoamerica is a bit of a dodgy subject...

It's the Conquistadors you see. Strolling all over the place looking for cities of gold. Aztec and Incan mythologies suffered when they rocked up, educating them on christianity. But I'm not going to get involved in that, you can invade anywhere you like as long as it isn't my house. What really gets my goat is their nasty habit of burning every piece of literature they could find and replacing it with a pile of old clap-trap written by Monks who were on the payrol. Very questionable.

Add to this the Olmecs disappearing act and you have a mythology that actually takes a bit of effort to research. As such you'll probably find that the 'quick buck' brigade have steered clear of Mesoamerica altogether. Which is a good thing.

Books worthy of your attention :
Tales of the Plumed Serpent: Mayan, Aztec and Inca Myths by Diane Ferguson,
The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript by Gisele Diaz,
Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God: Tezcatlipoca, "Lord of the Smoking Mirror" by Guilhem Olivier.

Can't find what you're looking for or want more info on any god? Use the google machine to scour the new-fangled inter web from this very page. It's like some sort of dark magic...

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