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You Wouldn't Want to Be A Mayan Soothsayer!

Fortunes You'd Rather Not Tell
Matthews, Rupert (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
You Wouldn't Want to Be A Mayan Soothsayer!
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Step into the shoes of a Mayan soothsayer's son and learn about the Mayan culture and religion of ancient Mexico and Central America.
Authors: Matthews, Rupert
Title: You wouldn't want to be a Mayan soothsayer!
fortunes you'd rather not tell
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 2008
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: The soothsayer's son
Choosing a path
The calendar of the gods
So many gods!
Royal sculptures
The Wayeb festival
The ball game
Warrior cults
The Battle of Quiriguá
A new king
Planet gazing
A life of ease
Summary: Step into the shoes of a Mayan soothsayer's son and learn about the Mayan culture and religion of ancient Mexico and Central America.
Additional Contributors: Salariya, David
Antram, David 1958-
ISBN: 0531139255
9780531139257
0531187462
9780531187463
Branch Call Number: 299.883 Ma
Statement of Responsibility: written by Rupert Matthews ; illustrated by David Antram ; created and designed by David Salariya
Subject Headings: Mexico Antiquities Central America Antiquities Prophecy Prophets Mexico Prophets Central America Mayas Religion Maya astrology
Topical Term: Prophecy
Prophets
Prophets
Mayas
Maya astrology
LCCN: 2007061915
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Jun 30, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another great instalment of this history series for kids. Again, the book is full of the shocking and gross out facts that give the series it's title, but there is also a solid ethnographic look at the culture of the Ancient Mayans, in a way that most junior students would understand.

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