K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator talks about Yegua Achí, a man with supernatural powers. His mother was a mayor (female horse). He courted various saints, but before they would marry him, they tested him. But he failed the tests and did not manage to marry a saint. However, durring his tests he created some mountains and valleys. This story is similar to another one (#108) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico




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Oral History #020: Yegua Achi



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