K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of a flood that happened a long time ago. It covered all the earth and so people looked for ways to save themselves. Some who rapped themselves in straw mats became armadillos; Others went underground and also became animals. This story is an abbreviated version of another story (#42) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico




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Oral History #029: The Origin of the Monkeys and the Gophers



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