K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells the tale of a chile seller who had his horse stolen by a thief. When he is captured the thief tells the chile seller that he was leaving him a magic rock inside the saddle bag on the horse. This magic rock, which turns into a horse, turns the chile seller into a thief.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Folklore; magic; robbery


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Oral History #022: The Thief's Magic Stone



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