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Native Languages of the Americas:
Toltec Indian Legends and Myths

This is our collection of links to Toltec folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our Indian mythology 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 Toltec mythology, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Aztec tribe are very similar.

Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Toltec legend for this page or think one of the ones on here should be removed, please let us know.

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Toltec Indian Folklore

*The Scabby One Lights Up The Sky:
    Toltec myth about a sacrifice to bring sunlight to the people.
*The Myths of Mexico and Peru:
    Online book of Inca, Aztec, and Toltec mythology.

Recommended Books of Toltec Myths

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico:
    Excellent introduction to the pre-Columbian mythology and religious art of the Toltecs and other Mexican tribes.

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