Popol Vuh 1:3---------S2614-------------------5 doors of peak---------labors of Heraklees

5. caverns


1a. green lion

1st lion of Nemea in cavern

4. hot stones on heads


2nd hot brands for cauterizing


1b. red tiger

6th leopard-like


2a. buffalo-head

7th bull of Krete


8. horse-faced

2b. horse-face

8th mares of Diomedes


7. ox-headed


10th cattle of Geruoneus;

3. birds of the barnyard

6. copper-beaked birds


5. arrow-feathered goblins



2. grinding-stones

4. from mid-air: metal thorns etc.


stones rain from heaven


3. copper hounds

3a. iron hound

11th Kerberos the hell-hound


2. iron snakes

3b. bronze serpent

12th Ladon the dragon;

1. sticks

1. sword-trees

(p. 79) tree

apple-trees of the Hesperides


BP, pp. 14-15

T'TT, pp. 124-5

Md'O, p. 78

Diodoros 4:11

BP = http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/maya/pvgm/pv11.htm

The Book of the People:


by Delia Goetz and Sylvanus Griswold Morley

from Adrián Recino's translation

from Quiché into Spanish


T'TT = Victor H. Mair: T'ang Transformation Texts. Harvard U. Pr, 1989.

Md'O = MEMOIRES DE L'INSTITUT DES HAUTES ETUDES CHINOISES, Vol. 1. Hou Ching-Lang: Monnaies d'Offrande.

labors of Heraklees = http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/HERACLESLABOURS.html