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The narrator tells how an owl arrived near the house of a family for several nights. The man of the house was annoyed so he took out his gun and shot the owl. A short time later the man's wife died. He later discovered through a sequence of events that the owl was the messenger of the lord of the cemetery, and that his wife died because he had wounded the lord's messenger.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Religion; supernatural powers
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #048: The Owl." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/113