K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of a killer who went on many adventures as he wandered looking for a new life. He killed a man-eating jaguar that had terrorized a large town. The people of the town made the man their king.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Folklore; journey; herodom


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Oral History #041: The Punishments that a Man Who Killed His Wife Received



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