Part of the Latin American History Curriculum is teaching religious beliefs of each of these great civilizations. The stories I have complied mention major gods of each introducing ideas of polytheism and theocracy. Each has reflection questions that are a mix of explicit, identify course concepts, and open ended for discussion.
I usually jigsaw assigning the Popol Vuh to more advanced readers needing enrichment and the other more informational stories to lower readers or English Language Learners. At the end of the Jigsaw they share a summary with their group, discuss the open ended questions and attempt to identify similarities.
I also have an extension mini-project as a free download where students create a comic strip of the story that most interests them after the jigsaw. It's pretty popular with the kids and allows them to earn a good number of points early in the quarter and show off artistic talent. It is also a nice piece to have up on display during conference night.