"Popul Vuh" Partial Spanish Transcript by Adrián Recinos

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From: Book · Adrián Recinos · 1947

"Popol Vuh" is a 1947 partial Spanish translation of the Popol Vuh creation myth by Adrián Recinos. Recinos was the first scholar to seemingly publish a contemporary translation of the Mayan mythological contents within the Father Francisco Ximénez manuscript at The Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.
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Adrián Recinos seemingly found the original Francisco Ximenez manuscript from Newberry Library in Chicago, IL. As a result, Recinos translated it into Spanish in 1947, leading the way for English translations in 1950 and 1954 by Delia Goetz and Sylvanus G. Morley. Recinos was also a Mayan scholar and writer who was born in Guatemala.[1]

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🡩Adrián Recinos - Author; see also, "Recinos, Adrián," VIAF (Virtual International Authority File), http://viaf.org/viaf/41869974, accessed June 15, 2019.

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MLA Modern Language Association (8th ed.)

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. ""Popol Vuh": Partial Spanish Transcript by Adrián Recinos." OMNIKA – World Mythology Index, OMNIKA Foundation, 06 Mar. 2019, omnika.org/stable/31. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

APA American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

OMNIKA (2019, March 06). "Popol Vuh": Partial Spanish Transcript by Adrián Recinos. Retrieved from https://omnika.org/stable/31

CMS Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.)

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. ""Popol Vuh": Partial Spanish Transcript by Adrián Recinos." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created March 06, 2019. Accessed June 24, 2024. https://omnika.org/stable/31.

Bibliography

Goetz, Delia, and Sylvanus G. Morley, trans. "Popol Vuh." In Popul Vuh / "The Book of the People": Translated into English by Delia Goetz and Sylvanus Griswold Morley, 34-149, edited by Adrián Recinos. Los Angeles, CA: Plantin Press, 1954.
Goetz, Delia, and Sylvanus G. Morley, trans. Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiché Maya. Edited by Adrián Recinos. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1950.
Recinos, Adrián. Popol Vuh: Las Antiguas Historias del Quiché [Spanish; first edition]. Mexico City, Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1947.
Spence, Lewis. "The Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America," Popular Studies in Mythology Romance & Folklore, no. 16 (New York, NY: AMS Press, 1972): 210-271. [Reprint of first edition: London, England: David Nutt, 1908]
Ximénez, Francisco. "Popol Vuh [Digital facsimile]: Transcription in Quiché Mayan and Translation into Spanish." Original manuscript in Vault Ayer MS 1515 / Popol Vuh, ca. 1700-1703. Manuscript. Edward E. Ayer Collection, fourth floor, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Digital facsimile from World Digital Library [website]. Updated July 31, 2017. https://www.wdl.org/en/item/19995. Accessed June 19, 2020.
Ximénez, Francisco. Vault Ayer MS 1515 / Popol Vuh, ca. 1700-1703 CE. Manuscript. Special Collections, Edward E. Ayer Collection, fourth floor, call no. Vault Ayer MS 1515, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Il.
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Popol Vuh (Pupul Wuj) Creation, Flood myth Myth icon
Mayan Belief system
Kukulkan Main deity

Deities first created the world and made humans from clay, then wood. These humans were emotionless and destroyed by the deities in a flood, who turn them into monkeys. Later, the first four people are made and named after the Jaguar animal.