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Inca Myths (Legendary Past)

Inca Myths (Legendary Past)
Author: Gary Urton
ISBN 13: 9780292785328
ISBN 10: 292785321
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 1999-12-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
List Price: $12.95

Inca Myths begins with an introduction to the land and people of the Andes and reviews the sources of our current knowledge of Inca mythology. Gary Urton then recounts various creation myths, including a selection from various ethnic groups and regions around the empire. Finally, he draws upon his extensive knowledge of the history and ethnography of the Incas to illuminate the nature and relationships of myth and history.
The contents include:
o Introduction
o Creation myths
o Origin myths of the founding of the Inca empire
o Myths of the works and deeds of the Inca kings
o Selection of myths from around the empire
o Animal myths
o Myths from the Spanish Conquest
o Conclusions