As with other texts a great deal of Popol Vuh's significance lies in the scarcity of early accounts dealing with Mesoamerican mythologies. The account that follows is the Creation portion of the Popol Vuh, in a masterful translation by Allen J. Christenson.
A version of the Popol Vuh found in The Myths of Mexico & Peru, authored by Lewis Spence. As an interpretation of the Popol Vuh it is a useful facsimile of what is a very difficult task in translation.
This book is the result of work carried on by Philip Ainsworth Mean as a graduate student in the Division of Anthropology during the years 1915-1917. It consists mainly of translations of early Spanish books and manuscripts.