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Eating the God

Sir James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. He is often considered one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology.  His work, The Golden Bough: a Study of Magic and Religion has a chapter that explores the symbolic eating of the God, a practice central to the Christian faith.  The Aztecs, to the surprise of the Spanish chroniclers, also had a similar ritual.

The Popol Vuh

An account of the Popol Vuh, written by Lewis Spence.  The full name of the work is “The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America”.

The Popol Vuh is a the mythological and quasi-historical account of the K’iche’ people who inhabit the Guatemalan Highlands northwest of present-day Guatemala City. This version of the Popol Vuh is from the 1908 edition and is in the public domain.

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