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Legends of the plumed serpent

Neil Baldwin

Legends of the plumed serpent

biography of a Mexican god

by Neil Baldwin

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Published by PublicAffairs in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity),
  • Indian mythology -- Mexico,
  • Kukulcan,
  • Aztec mythology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-195) and index.

    StatementNeil Baldwin.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 205 p. :
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23243970M
    ISBN 101891620037
    LC Control Number98036524

    At its heart lies the myth of the Plumed Serpent, or Quetzalcóatl‘central to the Maya, Aztec, Toltec, Zapotec, Mixtec and nearly every other formative Mexican culture‘whose temples, sculptures, sacred hymns, poems, rituals and legends celebrated this feathered god as a .   Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent or ‘plumed serpent’, was one of the most important gods in the ancient Mesoamerican pantheon. The name Quetzalcoatl is a combination of two Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs) words, quetzal, which is the emerald plume bird, and coatl, which means ore, Quetzalcoatl is commonly also known in English as the Plumed Serpent or Feathered : Dhwty.

    Quetzalcoatl, whose name may be translated as feathered (or plumed) serpent or precious twin, was a great Mesoamerican god. He was also a culture hero, a legendary figure who represents the ideals of a cultural group. As a god, Quetzalcoatl «keht SAHL koh AH tuhl» was worshiped by early peoples of pre-Hispanic Mexico and Central America, including the Toltec and the Aztec who succeeded them. Get this from a library! Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God.. [Neil Baldwin] -- Few images hold an active claim on the imaginations of countless generations, but the Plumed Serpent, or Quetzalcoatl, has endured through 5, years of Mesoamerican history. Meticulously pieced.

    The covert endurance of their cultures -- their continuity through myth -- is the theme of Neil Baldwin's ''Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God.'' Baldwin's wonderfully awkward work -- the overly literal descriptions of archeological sites evoke the tedium of guidebooks -- captures well the violence, macabre naturalism and. LEGENDS OF THE PLUMED SERPENT: Biography of a Mexican God. Neil Baldwin. Public Affairs. $ pp. Mexico has long been a favorite playground for tourists seeking sun-drenched beaches, discos.


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I liked this book overall - it's basically an art history of the Plumed Serpent figure in Mexican history and culture. Roughly the Legends of the plumed serpent book half of the book is exploring the appearances throughout different pre-Conquest indigenous cultures, and the second half explores the reactions to, interpretations of, and ideologies behind Quetzalcoatl in colonial and modern Mexico/5.

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As his travels and reading broadened, Baldwin set his sights on the Plumed Serpent - a myth - as the subject of his latest biography. Enlivened with photographs of ancient sites, modern murals, and historical documents throughout, Legends of the Plumed Serpent is an erudite tour of the archaeological treasures of Mexico, an unusual biography of.

Plumed Serpent was the performer of miracles, the supreme magician, the ruler of sorcerers, holding the secret of all enchantments. The most potent mythologies present symbols of dualism and conflict. : Legends Of The Plumed Serpent: Biography Of A Mexican God () by Baldwin, Neil and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books /5(20).

The Plumed Serpent, typical for Lawrence, dramatizes the archetypal struggle of male and female forces, cosmic in scope, played out through individual characters.

It is sometimes clear that these forces are equal in potency and at other times seems that the feminine principle is /5(13). Baldwin talked about his book, Legends Of The Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God, published by PublicAffairs. The book is a biography of Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican god, as viewed by the.

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Once I allowed myself to skim or skip the lengthy, nonsensical Quetzalcoatl 'sermons' I was able to enjoy much of the book/5. Get this from a library.

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Illustrated. New York: Public Affairs. $ Mexico -- like Egypt, India, China and Iran -. The Plumed (or Feathered) Serpent is a Mesoamerican myth that has fascinated modern people for quite some time.

Among the Aztecs and Toltecs this divinity went by the name of Quetzalcoatl and to the Maya it was known as Kukulcan. It was a much-revered god who was believed to bring good tidings and civilization to : Carl Johan Calleman.

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