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An Amazing Animated Retelling Of The Epic Maya Creation Myth THE POPUL VUH And The Glorious Saga Of Its Hero Twins, One Hunter And Jaguar Deer, Whose Victories During Their Perilous Adventures In The Underworld Realm Of Xibalba This Film Celebrates, Where As Everything From Ball Players To Magicians They Engaged In A Cosmic Life And Death Battle Between Good And Evil (Color, 1988, 58 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: APOCALYPSE THEN: THE FALL OF THE MAYA CIVILIZATION IN AD 900, Which Explores The Mysterious Maya Civilization's Birth, Rise And Fall (1987, Color, 24 Minutes), All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #PopolVuh #PopulVuh #PopolWuj #PopVuj #MayaHeroTwins #Hunahpu #OneHunter #Xbalanque #JaguarDeer #Maya #MayaReligion #MayaMythology #MesoamericanMythology #MayaScript #MayaWriting #MayaCodices #SacredBooks #Mythology #Religions #MayaCivilization #FallOfTheMaya #FallOfMayaCivilization #Animation #AnimatedCartoons #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Popol Vuh (also Popol Wuj or Popul Vuh or Pop Vuj) is a text recounting the mythology and history of the K'iche' people, one of the Maya peoples, who inhabit Guatemala, Mexican Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo states, areas of Belize and Honduras. The Popol Vuh is a foundational sacred narrative of the K'iche' people from long before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. It includes the Mayan creation myth, the exploits of the Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque, and a chronicle of the K'iche' people. The name "Popol Vuh" translates as "Book of the Community", "Book of Counsel", or more literally as "Book of the People". It was originally preserved through oral tradition until approximately 1550, when it was recorded in writing. The documentation of the Popol Vuh is credited to the 18th-century Spanish Dominican friar Francisco Ximenez, who prepared a manuscript with a transcription in K'iche' and parallel columns with translations into Spanish. Like the Chilam Balam and similar texts, the Popol Vuh is of particular importance given the scarcity of early accounts dealing with Mesoamerican mythologies. After the Spanish conquest, missionaries and colonists destroyed many documents.
The Maya Hero Twins are the central figures of a narrative included within the colonial K'iche' document called Popol Vuh, and constituting the oldest Maya myth to have been preserved in its entirety. Called Hunahpu (Junajpu') and Xbalanque (Ixb'alanke') in the K'iche' language, the Twins have also been identified in the art of the Classic Mayas (200-900 AD). The twins are often portrayed as complementary forces. The complementary pairings of life and death, sky and earth, day and night, Sun and Moon, among multiple others have been used to represent the twins. The duality that occurs between male and female is often seen in twin myths, as a male and female twin are conceptualized to be born to represent the two sides of a single entity. The Twin motif recurs in many Native American mythologies; the Maya Twins, in particular, could be considered as mythical ancestors to the Maya ruling lineages.