K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells the story about a young man living with his wife and in-laws who encounters a "spook" and defeats it. The spook is actually a man who later confesses to the boy and asks him to never tell others that he used to change into a spook at night.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Magic; superstition


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Oral History #008: A Boy Defeats a Spook



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