In the Images of World Literature slideshow, you saw ancient images inspired by Popol Vuh. Here at Connections, you can find modern interpretations, analyses, and performances of the story.
- German film director Werner Herzog used Popol Vuh to create the first chapter of his 1971 movie Fata Morgana.
- Performance artist Cherrie Moraga's play Heart of the Earth: A Popol Vuh Story retells the creation story from a feminist point of view.
In Moraga's book, The Hungry Woman, she discusses Popol Vuh.
- Listen to free podcasts about the Popol Vuh from Dr. Rex Koontz of the University of Houston.
- See images from Patricia Amlin's 1988 movie Popol Vuh.
Learn more about the film.
Watch part of the film.
- See Mayan archeological sites and hear a discussion of the collapse of their civilization in program eight from the series Out of the Past. http://www.learner.org/resources/series45.html
- See the exhibits at the Museo Popol Vuh in Guatemala (in Spanish).
- Mayan Artist Carlotta Giangualano has paintings inspired by Popol Vuh.
- Ancient Mayan illustrations of scenes from the story, painted on vases, are on display at Maya-Archeology.org.