An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya



ISBN: 9780500279281 Category:

Mary Miller, Karl Taube


Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Aztecs, Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtects and Toltecs.

Introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion.

This authoritative work is a standard reference for students, scholars and travellers.

Additional information

Weight 620 g
Dimensions 16 x 23.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 2 April 1997
Number of pages 216
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16 x 23.9 cm
Weight 620 g


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Mary Ellen Miller is an American art historian and Dean of Yale College. In 2008, she was appointed as Sterling Professor at Yale. She has served as the Chair of the History of Art, Latin American Studies, and Archaeological Studies Departments at Yale, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the History of Art. She has written many articles on Mesoamerican art, and her book with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings, is considered a landmark in Maya studies. She is also the author, with Karl Taube, of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya.

Karl Taube is an American Mesoamericanist, archaeologist, epigrapher and ethnohistorian, known for his publications and research into the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica and the American Southwest.