The Transformation of the Hummingbird, Cultural Roots of a Zinacantecan Mythical Poem

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1977.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. 312 pp, with illustrations, charts, tables, bibliography, index. Very light wear to edges including very lightly bumped corners; else clean and sound. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear; one short tear. "This brilliant example of structural-symbolic analysis places a contemporary Mexican Indian mythical poem in its cultural and social contexts. The author uses a historical approach to relate the poem, entitled 'The Hummingbird,' to its original antecedents in prehispanic Mesoamerican mythology, and thereby to reveal meaning of its rich and obscure symbolism" (dust jacket). A volume in the Symbol, Myth, and Ritual series.

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