• The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun

  • A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form
  • By: Martín Prechtel
  • Narrated by: Martín Prechtel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun

By: Martín Prechtel
Narrated by: Martín Prechtel
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Publisher's Summary

Author and illustrator Martín Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers and listeners. In The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan Tzutujil Mayan tale of the beginnings of the world with a poetic retelling of the story and a critical analysis that both enlightens and entertains.

Having lived with the Mayans and learned their language, Prechtel authoritatively retells the powerful tale of the Tall Girl who weaves the world in a loom, her parents the Sun and the Moon who repudiate her suitors, and the mysterious man who disguises himself as a hummingbird to lure her away. Prechtel expands this archetypal story with five layers of commentary, each teasing out a different wisdom and revealing its relevance to the world today.

©2013 Martín Prechtel (P)2021 North Atlantic Books

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"Magical yet profoundly political, The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun returns us to our indigenous beginnings, reconnecting us to our original human form. In these genetically engineered times, nothing could be more revolutionary." (Michael Brownstein, author of World on Fire)

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A magnificent story of many meanings

I will listen to this again and again. Rich with layers of meanings, alive and playing out everyday, this tale is relatable and mind opening. I appreciate Martín’s dedication to helping us find our indigenous souls, to understand and feed them. How wonderful to hear the background of the story, how he heard it, and all the thanks and stories that come with them in the making of this book.

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