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Native Languages of the Americas:
Mixtec Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Mixtec stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian myths section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Mixtecs, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Zapotec and
Aztec are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Mixtec legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Puma-Snake and Jaguar-Snake
(also known as Lion Serpent and Jaguar Serpent):
The original creator gods of Mixtec mythology, they were deer who took human forms and
became parents of the First People.
The Myths of Mexico and Peru:
Online book of Inca, Aztec, and Mixtec mythology.
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico:
Excellent introduction to the pre-Columbian mythology and religious art of the Mixtecs and other Mexican tribes.
Mixtec religion and expressive traditions
Books of Native American folktales
Native American religion
Mexico Native Indians
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