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ISBN-10: 0307803198

ISBN-13: 9780307803191

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This quantity activities a hefty ninety five tales gleaned from the notes of the earliest missionaries on as much as contemporary anthropological reviews. Abrahams admits that examining the tales lacks the entire impression of listening to them informed aloud yet contends that they could still nonetheless be loved. The tales characteristic a number of illustrations.

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Nearly a hundred tales from over forty tribe-related myths of production, stories of epic deeds, ghost tales and stories set in either the animal and human geographical regions.

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En otros casos, los mismos ambientes de las pirámides con rampa (por ejemplo los recintos hundidos) se acondicionaron para acoger a las sepulturas. Esta actitud ―algo iconoclasta a primera vista― revela en realidad toda la importancia de Pachacamac como dios relacionado con el más allá y el deseo general de los hombres de la época de enterrarse en tierra sagrada (Eeckhout 1999:388). En efecto, aunque se conocen en el sitio entierros de todas épocas desde el periodo Intermedio Temprano, la proporción aumenta de manera espectacular en el Horizonte Tardío, siendo aparentemente la Primera muralla (con los Templos) el punto focal de dicha práctica (Feltham 1983: 720-727).

En este caso el agua es símbolo de la abundancia y del bienestar opuesto a la escasez y malestar. En muchos relatos se plantea el paradigma de la sociedad de abundancia que también hoy se aspira construir. Estos valores son guías para la autoconstrucción humana. Hoy día se habla de educación en valores porque hay una terrible confusión y transmutación de valores, parece que entre el bien y el mal ya no existe diferencia. Lo malo se ha 41 REFLEXIONES FINALES México, Distrito Federal I Julio-Agosto 2008 I Año 3 I Número 15 I Publicación Bimestral convertido en bueno y lo bueno en malo; por lo que, no encontramos cómo se educa en valores, pero los mitos y las leyendas andinas nos ofrecen un claro ejemplo de cómo educar en valores: contando los mitos y leyendas a los niños y jóvenes reforzado con la práctica de los mayores, es decir con el ejemplo como testimonio de vida.

Eso explica que se llenó el sitio de momias, y que se aprovechó al máximo el espacio disponible para enterrarlas, seguramente con lugares preferenciales (por ejemplo el cementerio I frente al templo Pintado y también las antiguas pirámides con rampa) y otros de menos prestigio o interés (tal vez los cementerios de la segunda y tercera muralla). En efecto, varias tumbas encontradas en la pirámide con rampa III, por ejemplo, constan con un material abundante, diversificado y lujoso, algo que refleja sin duda el alto rango de sus ocupantes.

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