K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells a story about a prisoner from Nahualá who survives his prison sentence by eating animal hide. When he is released, he rescues the people of Nahualá from a monster then arrives home to discover that his wife had re-married in his absence.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Folklore; magic; betrayal


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Oral History #010: The Prisoner



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