K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Ajpale't wanted to marry a woman who was already married to an evil man. She agreed to marry him if he could kill her husband. Ajpale't managed to kill the evil man and married his wife.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


magic; adultery; murder; marriage


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Oral History #122: A Man Named Ajpale't



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