The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun: A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form

Written by:
Martín Prechtel
Narrated by:
Martín Prechtel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2021
5 hours 13 minutes
Author and illustrator Martín Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers. In The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan Tzutujil Mayan tale of the beginnings of the world with a poetic retelling of the story and a critical analysis that both enlightens and entertains. Having lived with the Mayans and learned their language, Prechtel authoritatively retells the powerful tale of the Tall Girl who weaves the world in a loom, her parents the Sun and the Moon who repudiate her suitors, and the mysterious man who disguises himself as a hummingbird to lure her away. Prechtel expands this archetypal story with five layers of commentary, each teasing out a different wisdom and revealing its relevance to the world today.
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Jacob H.

One of the most powerful and inspiring books I’ve ever encountered! Prechtel is an absolute genius, a magnificent storyteller and packs so much complex elegant indigenous understanding into this unassumingly short book that it could legitimately take one years if not a lifetime to truly comprehend all that he’s saying, and fall ever more in love with the world during the pursuit. Having studied this book in print form several times, I was so grateful to get to listen to Prechtel’s powerful narration, as it brought even more hidden gems of wisdom to the surface. Listen well, fall in love, listen again, and you’ll assuredly never be the same in all the grandest ways for having immersed yourself in this majestic book.

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