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Maya Mythology: Captivating Maya Myths of Gods, Goddesses and Legendary Creatures

Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Length: 3 hrs
5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)
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If you're looking for a captivating collection of Maya myths, then pay attention.

From the fantastic exploits of the Hero Twins to the stories of how the world came to be to folktales about people, animals, and supernatural beings, Maya myth presents us with a fascinating variety of characters, plots, and imagery. All of these tales, whether from an ancient or more modern source, reveal the great richness and beauty of Maya literature.

Maya Mythology: Captivating Maya Myths of Gods, Goddesses and Legendary Creatures invites you to go on a startling journey to discover stories, such as:

  • "Two Creation Myths"
  • "The Downfall of Seven Macaw"
  • "The Boyhood Deeds of Hunahpu and Xbalanque"
  • "Ballgames in Xibalba"
  • "The Deaths and Resurrections of Hunahpu and Xbalanque"
  • "The Man Who Became a Buzzard"
  • "How the Sun and Moon Became Man and Wife"
  • "Rabbit Gets His Drink"
  • And many more!

So if you want a captivating collection of Maya myths, get this audiobook now!

©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton

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A timeless classic.

This is a really nice collection of these stories. I really enjoyed it. Mythology is so much a part of the culture.

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Great experience!

It is 3 hours long but awesome. action-packed, drama-packed, AND educational! what more could you want?

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Everyone should read this

This book gives you details about the gods that you didn't know you wanted to know!

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Exactly what we where looking for

Matt Clayton has an incomparable style and poise. Eloquent language mixed with thoughtful message. This book should be part of every college curriculum. Fantastic mix of history, culture, philosophy, and current politics.

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Decent read

Ultimate book on Maya mythology. Has it all and blends the greek and roman stories in such a way that it is like reading one.

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A great book.

I am in full belief that the greatest work of Matt Clayton , largely contributed to the popularity of Greek mythology in Europe. He is painstakingly worked on the compilation of Greek myths. And her style of storytelling is largely a pleasure to read and remember.

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This book includes five captivating manuscripts

The author brought very interesting things to see here with great descriptions. This is a must purchase for anyone with a serious interest.

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It is very interesting.

This work is great if you only have a passing interest in mythology. If you are looking for something more exhaustive or in-depth this is not for you. While this work does give a brief summary of a few of the more popular and relatively well known myths it covers few if any others.

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Fascinating Maya Mythologies!

It is a very interesting series of books. I have been fascinated with mythology since I was a teenager and this was a great opportunity for me to read about several ancient mythologies around the world. Some of the info I already knew but there were much more detailed myths that I didn’t know. These books are also interesting because the author has included some of the history of each area

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A fascinating guide.

A fascinating guide to learn more about mythology from these cultures - Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, and Roman. It is the book I love to read and it should be used in schools as required reading.

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  • Courtney Phillips
  • 12-31-18

Quick. Concise. Informative.

If you want to take your time and read Maya mythology with passion and time, choose another book. Hamilton just tells it as it is, although if some stories are vivid, it would probably be thanks to Ovid.

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  • Imogen Poole
  • 12-31-18

Maya Mythology at its best.

A excellent and classic clarification of Maya Mythology. If anything I would have liked to see more information on each of the Maya Mythology.

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  • Jasmine Norton
  • 12-31-18

Best Introduction into Ancient Maya

Its a great Maya mythology book. Matt Clayton talks about corn in Maya , but otherwise, pretty standard.

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  • Alisha Ward
  • 12-31-18

I just love this book.

I know this book really well. This was one of the books that I read in High School and i just loved it.

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  • Marie Antoinette
  • 12-31-18

A very fun to listen the Mythology.

This book is by no means boring. All the myths are very interesting and fun to read. This book shows you that the gods are most definitely not fluff.

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  • Ilias de Rooij
  • 12-31-18

This Mythology is a must Read.

Well on one hand the book is to the point and filled with facts about Maya Mythology Cultures. On the other hand it is little boring and becomes a Chore to read after a while. The book has a lot of facts u can use to write a Maya Mythology paper for school, collage or history classes.

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  • Rhys Wallace
  • 12-31-18

This book has great Maya History.

Pleasure to read, Written by Matt Clayton with a great love of her topic. At 62 years of age also great understanding. Such an inspiring book.

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  • Samantha Lewis
  • 12-31-18

Great deal for history lovers.

This book has informed me of many stories about the gods that I never knew. I love reading and learning more about Maya mythology.

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  • Tia Jackson
  • 12-31-18

Too difficult to understand.

This book has great story choices and accurate details. However, the level of reader that this book demands in order to be fluently understood is higher than anyone I know. Every few sentences I have to stop and figure out what is happening and rephrase it in my mind. The stories are not worth the effort that a book like this requires. I wouldn't recommend this book, but if you like translating complex books into regularly used speech, then you are in the right place.

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  • Tisha H. Curtis
  • 12-30-18

It's remarkable

It's remarkable how right-wingers manage to twist the words of a truly great writer to fit their own point of view. They praise Matt Clayton's noble words about the spirit of the love of life that the Maya created, then proceed to ignore the chapter that most damns them: the one on Thucydides, who wrote about the corruption of power and wealth that we're seeing today in America.