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010135 VO Mesoamerican Religions (2010S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 02.06. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 07.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 07.06. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 09.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 09.06. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 14.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 14.06. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 16.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 16.06. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

1. INTRODUCTION: geographical, cultural and historical surrounds
2. SACRAL TIME: calendars and festivals
3. SACRAL SPACE: structure of the universe
4. CREATION OF THE WORLD: cooperation of the gods
5. QUETZALCOATL AND TEZCATLIPOCA: gods in transformations
6. TLALOC AND CHAK: gods of earth and fertility
7. HUITZILOPOCHTLI: cult of war
8. HUMAN SACRIFICE: meaning of blood offerings
9. NAGUALS AND WAYS: conception of souls and spiritual companions
10. BALCHE RITUAL: drunkness in the ceremonies
11. MICTLAN: death and eschatology
12. TLOQUE NAHUAQUE: dualistic religion?

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of Ancient Mesoamerican Religions

Examination topics

Lectures by teacher

Reading list

Sources:
Popol Vuh: Das Buch des Rates ; Mythos und Geschichte der Maya. Aus dem Quiché übertragen und erläutert von Wolfgang Cordan. München 1995
Sahagún, B.: Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España (Einige Kapitel aus dem Geschichtswerk des Fray Bernardino de Sahagún. Aus dem Aztekischen übers. von Eduard Seler. Stuttgarrt 1927.)
The book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel. Norman 1967 [transl. Ralph L. Roys].

Secondary Literature:
Fernández, A.: Pre-hispanic Gods of Mexico. Mexico 1992.
León-Portilla. M: Aztec thought and culture: A study of the ancient Nahuatl mind. Norman,1963
Miller, M., E. - Taube, K.: The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London 1993
Roys, R., L.: Ritual of the Bacabs. Norman 1965
Rätsch,Ch., Chactun - Die .Götter der Maya. München 1998

Association in the course directory

(freies) Wahlfach für 011 (02W), 012 (02W) und 020;
Master RW M1, IDRW 2.3

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