Today there is a great deal of debate about the accuracy or authority of a text transcribed or recorded by someone outside that text’s culture or society. The Popul Vuh was originally written down by a Mayan author but after the conquest of Mesoamerica by the Spanish. Also the version of the Popul Vuh we are reading was transcribed and translated by a Spanish priest in the early 1700s. Please discuss the questions below.
Do you find anything in the text which indicates an effect of Christianity on the text?
In other words, are there elements which might reflect the influence of Christianity on the religion and beliefs as presented in the text we are reading?