Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Popol Vuh, Mormon Studies, Maya text, Mesoamerica


Over the years, the Popol Vuh has received considerable attention among LDS scholars as the best source of authentic ancient American history and religion outside the Book of Mormon. The new translation of the Popul Vuh,1 complete with extensive introduction and the original Maya text in parallel columns, invites further comparison between this Mesoamerican source and LDS scriptures.