By Margarita Marín-Dale
Decoding Andean Mythology is a entire research of local Andean oral culture spanning 5 centuries. in accordance with 20 years of study and a variety of scholarship, this e-book departs from the Cuzco-centered concentration of many released Andean narratives and contains myths, tales, and folktales from varied areas and ethnic teams. between them are complete translations of thirty-two old and smooth local Andean tales. colourful illustrations and a finished word list of Quechua, Aymara, and Spanish mortgage phrases complement the text.
In an available and fascinating dialogue appropriate for college kids, the writer explores a couple of habitual subject matters and characters in Andean tales. those contain shape-shifting animals, the inversion of time-space (pachacuti), anthropomorphic and supernatural beings, and conflicting attitudes towards sexuality. The textual content additionally offers a clean standpoint on conventional, non-Western options equivalent to huacas (sacred items and places), suggesting a few act as portals or mediating areas among the normal and supernatural worlds. Of specific value for present occasions is a long bankruptcy on social protest, explaining the increase of indigenous pursuits within the Andes and highlighting the modern use of local Andean folktales as an road for social and political dissent.
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Decoding Andean Mythology by Margarita Marín-Dale