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The Resource Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru, edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst

Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru, edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst

Label
Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru
Title
Black rainbow
Title remainder
legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • und
  • eng
Summary
"An anthology of twenty myths and legends, gathered from the sixteenth-century chronicles of missionaries and conquistadores and from the reports of folklorists working in remote villages of the Andes. The creation of the world, the rise of the Inca empire, the great wars of expansion, omens of doom, and the Spanish Conquest are among the themes woven into these stories, many of which are here translated into English for the first time."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F3429.3.F6
LC item number
B55 1976
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bierhorst, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incas
  • Quechua Indians
  • Indians of South America
  • Incas
  • Indians of South America
  • Quechua Indians
  • Peru
Label
Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru, edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Inca land and Inca culture. Religion in ancient Peru. Designing the world. Inca history. Literature. The myth of Coniraya and Cahuillaca.--Legends of the Incas: The rod of gold. Mayta Capac. The storm. The vanishing bride. A messenger in black. The oracle at Huamachuco. The llama herder and the daughter of the sun.--A latter-day legend: Utca Paucar.--Myths of ancient Peru: Viracocha. Coniraya and Cahuillaca. The macaw woman.--Myths that have survived: The serpent. The condor seeks a wife. The rainbow. The boy who rose to the sky.--Modern fables and animal tales: The moth. Why the fox has a huge mouth. The dancing fox. The mouse husband. The grateful dove
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780374308292
Lccn
76019092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2604622
  • (OCoLC)ocm02604622
  • 223262
Label
Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru, edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Inca land and Inca culture. Religion in ancient Peru. Designing the world. Inca history. Literature. The myth of Coniraya and Cahuillaca.--Legends of the Incas: The rod of gold. Mayta Capac. The storm. The vanishing bride. A messenger in black. The oracle at Huamachuco. The llama herder and the daughter of the sun.--A latter-day legend: Utca Paucar.--Myths of ancient Peru: Viracocha. Coniraya and Cahuillaca. The macaw woman.--Myths that have survived: The serpent. The condor seeks a wife. The rainbow. The boy who rose to the sky.--Modern fables and animal tales: The moth. Why the fox has a huge mouth. The dancing fox. The mouse husband. The grateful dove
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780374308292
Lccn
76019092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2604622
  • (OCoLC)ocm02604622
  • 223262

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