Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica

Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica

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Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica is the first ever study to explore the symbolic elements surrounding lightning in Pre-Columbian religious ideologies.... and in many parts ofthe world: frogs raining from the sky, often dead but sometimes still living, their bodies littering the ground. ... There is more evidence that Mesoamericans associate frogs (and toads) with lightning (and rain) and with the ... by frogs that are glyphically labeled according to the four world directions with water all around (Thompson 1970:25 8). ... For the Huastec Mayans as well the wife of the chief lightning-rain deity is a wrinkled old toad; and frogs are known to theanbsp;...

Title:Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica
Author: John E. Staller, Brian Stross
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-03-14

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