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Myths & Legends

Enjoy some of the most popular Mexican legends and folktales, from the legend of the volcanoes to the world-known La Llorona. Here you will find pre-Columbian myths and legends as well as colonial and contemporary Mexican love stories.

The Many Faces of Quetzalcoatl

2022-09-09T10:44:14+00:00Arts, Myths & Legends|

Read it in Spanish Quetzalcoatl, one of the main deities of pre-Hispanic civilizations, is present in most of 15th-century Mesoamerica. From the beginning, he has been attributed countless mysteries: he is considered a man, a deity, a priest, a myth or a legend.   ...

The Legend of Popol Vuh

2013-10-09T02:07:26+00:00Myths & Legends|

Spanish by Chela Orozco The Popol Vuh or "Council Book" gathers part of the wisdom and traditions of the Mayan culture established primarily in the Quiche region of Guatemala. It is a conjunction of religion, mythology, history, astrology, customs and legends that describes the origin of the world,  civilization and the various phenomena that occur in nature.  ...

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