Aztec Mythology, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Mythology and Culture Worldwide
  • Don Nardo
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511661
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511666
  • DDC: 398.208997
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This new title in the Mythology and Culture Worldwide Series discusses the origins of Aztec myths and how some of these myths have been manipulated over time. The book details the major gods found within the mythology along with some of the most memorable tales, such as creation of the world and the making of humanity. The title ends with how Aztec myths have penetrated popular culture.

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Mythology and Culture Worldwide

This series helps younger researchers understand the role of mythology in major historical cultures of the world. Each volume explores the origins and cultural importance of a specific mythology. Presented in an engaging narrative that explains mythology as a product of the culture that created it, each volume details the major characters, gods/goddesses, and themes reflected in the stories. Volumes also discuss the impact of the mythology on daily life at the time and throughout history.

Features and Benefits

  • This series is designed to help young readers understand the origins, cultural importance and impact of world mythologies.
  • These books will explain how mythology reflects the culture that created it.
  • Each volume focuses on one cultural or national mythology.
  • Major myths, characters, gods and goddesses, and themes of the mythology are presented with a particular emphasis on tying these stories back to important aspects of the culture that produced it.
  • Descriptions include, as appropriate, geography, history, natural resources, technological state, social organization, religious beliefs, and values.
  • These books also detail how the culture interacted with their gods and goddesses, and how the myths were communicated.
  • Each volume contains numerous sidebars and fact boxes, a family tree or diagram that shows relationships of major entities, a pronunciation guide, a glossary, an annotated bibliography and comprehensive index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Altering the Past to Explain the Present.
Chapter 1: Enchanted Vision: The Aztecs and Their Gods.
Chapter 2: Life Out of Death: The Creation of the World.
Chapter 3: Descent into Hell: The Making of Humanity.
Chapter 4: Great Journey: The Legend of Aztec Origins.
Chapter 5: Plumed Serpent: Aztec Myths in Pop Culture.