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    Re: Tamoachan Revisited - The Origins of the Olman (Score: 1)
    by GVDammerung on Thu, August 25, 2005
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    Hi DMPrata :)

    As I am no expert in Mayan lore, I cannot comment meaningfully on actual Mayan myth structures.  I think, however, that within just the context of Tamoachan, there is a strong case that the two gods are distinct, as noted.  It would stike me as most odd if, within the same complex, the same god was so divergently referred to.  It seems more likely to me that the Tamoachan builders would have had it one way or the other and would not have used divergent names for the same being - unless there was a reason to do so - which I do not see.  In any event, while the Olman clearly draw on Maya, Olmec, Toltec and Aztec myth, they are not entirely the same.


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