K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells a story about a famous thief in Nahualá who used magic to put police to sleep when he robbed. He died without ever being apprehended for his crimes, but his disciples were sent to the penitentiary in Guatemala City. This story is similar to another story (#124) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Folklore; magic; robbery


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Oral History #007: Juan Cruz, Thief



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