Author: Melanie Hintergardt

Popol Vuh, The Twins Defeat Seven Macaw

The Popol Vuh is a collection of stories cherished by the ancient, the colonial, and even the modern Quiché Maya people of Guatemala. The Popol Vuh covers the creation of the world and humankind. The Popol Vuh borrows from ancient council “screen-folds.” The following illustrations are of the hero-gods, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, defeating the over-proud Seven Macaw. Their work prepares the world for society and for the well-being of individuals within society.