“This is the Bible of the Maya. It is like a history book on this intelligent civilization,” said Pantileon Gomez, a member of a prayer and support group, based at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Los Angeles, for newly arrived immigrants from Guatemala and other Central American countries.
I respect it because they were searching for a higher being. But it is distinct from the Bible. The Popol Vuh is not the word of God. Those are two different things.”
Montejo, on the other hand, believes the Popol Vuh is a sacred book equivalent in sanctity to the Bible.