• Mesoamerican Mythology

  • A Captivating Guide to Maya Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Inca Mythology, and Central American Myths
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Mesoamerican Mythology  By  cover art

Mesoamerican Mythology

By: Matt Clayton
Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

If you're looking for a captivating collection of Inca myths, then pay attention....

This audiobook includes four captivating manuscripts:

  • Maya Mythology: Captivating Maya Myths of Gods, Goddesses and Legendary Creatures
  • Aztec Mythology: Captivating Aztec Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures
  • Inca Mythology: Captivating Inca Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures
  • Central American Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Mexico and Central America

In the first part of this audiobook, you'll find the following Maya myths and topics covered:

  • Two creation myths
  • Rabbit gets his drink
  • And many more!

In the second part of this audiobook, you'll find the following Aztec myths and topics covered:

  • The legend of the suns
  • The deeds of Mixcoatl
  • The origin of maize and the creation of pulque
  • Huemac plays the ball game
  • And many more!

In the third part of this audiobook, you'll find the following Inca myths and topics covered:

  • Stories of the gods
  • Inca political myths
  • Five Andean folktales and an Inca play
  • And much, much more!

In the fourth part of this audiobook, you'll find the following Central American myths and topics covered:

  • Olocupinele creates the world (Dule/Cuna, Panama)
  • The king of the Peccaries (Bribri, Costa Rica)
  • How opossum stole fire (Mazatec, Mexico)
  • Uncle rabbit and uncle tiger (Nicaragua)
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about these four mythologies, listen to this audiobook!

©2019 Matt Clayton (P)2019 Matt Clayton

What listeners say about Mesoamerican Mythology

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    39
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    40
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Horrible pronouncing of names

the excellent scholarship is spit upon, it seems, by the horrible pronunciation of the characters by the narrator. Like trying to appreciate a lovely aria whilst someone backstage can’t stop coughing. Arghhhhhn

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very good book.

I loved this book. The stories were very interesting and the narration was great!
I think this is a great way to tap into the beautiful ancient culture of our ancestors.
Thank you!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Recommended

It was exactly what I wanted and was a great addition to my ancient American history collection. Would recommend for someone interested in Mesoamerican mythology.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Simple and Concise

This book presents a representation of different myths and fables from different areas of Central America and Mexico. The stories are relayed simply and concisely.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Relatable

Like all Captivating History books, the writing is nearly conversational between the author and the listener. The analysis is unique and the facts fascinating and worthy of serious reflection in the 21st century. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of the Americas.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Horrid Pronunciation

The narrator slaughters nahuatl pronunciation. How hard is it to find a pronunciation guide for the target language of the subject of your book? Additionally, this bloke's accent does not lend itself to the narration; it's distracting and slightly grating.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

No PDF is a loss to this wonderful audiobook

When my hearing needs support, a pdf can be an invaluable resource. Even when lacking the polish of an editor's skillful review and direction in rewrite, a text can be a real accessibility point for those of us who have challenged in sight and hearing. Used together with the audio format, life long love for 'reading' can be experienced again, fully. Before finding audiobooks , I missed books in my world. First my lifestyle made reading a challenge, time spent driving or walking to and from every where my family and I needed to be. Then as my sight began to leave, to date non-correctable tunneling across one eye, made reading painfully difficult. Now I have some significant hearing loss, all due to complications from an untreated spinal injury. There are other ability losses due to both loss of function and pain in the functions. Books and writing are more than just a remaining hobby; books bring me solace. I hope you will consider adding a pdf accompaniment .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I Loved It

This covers a wide range of topics in Mesoamerican history. Great myths, information and history. I highly recommend it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Read

An extremely comprehensive atlas of Mesoamericans. It is extremely technical and for my purposes, I would have enjoyed a more user-friendly publication. I found referencing different tribes somewhat difficult, especially minor ones.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Comprehensive

Very informative and comprehensive for anyone who is interested in Mesoamerican history and mythologies. Awesome

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stacey M.
  • Stacey M.
  • 12-13-21

loved it

I love the stories in them in how each cultural sub group from each different geographical region within MesoAmerica itself tells of how things came to be...

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cole Ayala
  • Cole Ayala
  • 09-24-19

The Best

This is my passion to study about different American myths and this book has satisfied me a lot. I loved it.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Candy Carpenter
  • Candy Carpenter
  • 09-22-19

Recommended

This book was very enjoyable. I never knew this information before. I recommend this book anyone who loves studying about different mythologies.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Yvonne Hopkins
  • Yvonne Hopkins
  • 09-22-19

Very enlightening.

It represents different mythology for the different tribes and people for Central America before the Spanish came to visit and stay. Very enlightening.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Harvey Huang
  • Harvey Huang
  • 09-21-19

Four Stars

A good, quick read that proposes listeners to several Central American Myths. I liked all of them and thought the fact that the return and anger of many Christian stories are just not present here.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rudolf Diaz
  • Rudolf Diaz
  • 09-19-19

Mesoamerican Mythology.

I found this book filled with information I previously did not know about the Mesoamerican Mythology.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Reva Norman
  • Reva Norman
  • 09-15-19

Grab This Book

Want a good entertaining audiobook. Grab this book, a cup of coffee or tea and curl up. You will learn things and be entertained to boot!