K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells a story about a man swallowed by a sea monster who later escapes and finds himself in a strange land with corn owners who could not eat and digest the corn, for they had no anuses. The man lied telling them that he could make anuses for them if they would give him their magic deer. He flew away on the deer and never went back to help the people.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Folklore; Lacandon; magic; corn


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Oral History #009: The Lacandón (A Man Was Swallowed by a Sea Monster)



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