Thompson, John Eric Sidney, 1898-. Ethnology of the Mayas of southern and central British Honduras

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Ethnology Of The Mayas Of British Honduras

I. Habitat Of The Southern Mayas

Ii. Agriculture At San Antonio

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Prayer To The Wind Before Burning Milpa

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Iii. Religion And Magic At San Antonio

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Iv. Social Life At San Antonio

V. Industry At San Antonio

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Vi. Religion At Socotz

Vii. Agriculture At Socotz

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Viii. Folklore Of San Antonio

The Legend Of The Sun, The Moon, And Venus

The Man Who Cursed The Mam

The Mam

The Mam And The Cortez Dance

The Origin Of The Rivers

A Creation Myth

A Story Of The Creation

The Man Who Ate The Snake

The Story Of The Chac

A Creation Myth

How Fire Was Brought

Around The Camp Fire

The Cheils (chol)

Cheil Or Chol

The Story Of Juan Siis And The Cheils

How The Giants Were Worsted

How The Jaguar Got His Spots

The Lord Of The Bees And The Tabai

The Xtabai

A Sorcery Story

The Foolish Wife And The Tabai (san Antonio And Socotz)

The Drought

An Indian Version Of The Life Of Christ

Ix. Folklore Of Socotz And Corozal District

The Ants And The Milpa (socotz)

Tradition Of A Flood (socotz)

The Source Of Sickness In Socotz

The Wind God (socotz)

The Three Wind Gods And Their Mother (socotz)

The Magic Flight (socotz)

Yum Chac And The Milpa (socotz)

The Ninth Heaven (socotz)

The Lords Of The Forest (corozal District)

The Deer-folk (corozal District)

Juan And Rosalie (corozal District)

Juan T'ul (corozal District)

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Title: Ethnology of the Mayas of southern and central British Honduras

Published By: Chicago: [s.n.], 1930. 27-213 p., plates: ill., map

By line: by J. Eric Thompson. Berthold Laufer, ed.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)

Subjects: Hunting and trapping (224); Cereal agriculture (243); Literary texts (539); General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Ethnometeorology (821);

Abstract: Thompson collected most of the ethnographic data in this report while a member of various archaeological expeditions to the area. He also spent two months at San Antonio village. His objective was to gather information on the Maya before the culture completely disappeared. In San Antonio village itself there has been immigration by Kekchi and Kekchi-Chol people and a resulting effect on religious beliefs. The source begins with a discussion of ethnic groups and immigration in British Honduras. Information on San Antonio village includes data on agriculture, religion and magic, the life cycle, economy and material culture, and an appendix on plants cultivated. The agriculture and religion of Socotz are also covered, but there is a lack of information on the social organization of either group and only a brief sketch of the political organization of San Antonio. Approximately one-quarter of the source presents the folklore of San Antonio Socotz and the Corozal District.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: nv10-007

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-203)

Field Date: 1927-1929

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1965-1966

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: villages of San Antonio and Socotz, southern and central Honduras; Toledo District, Belize

LCSH: Mayas


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