K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of a man who wanted to test a diviner's powers. When the man's plans failed he discovered that his son had died as a result.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Diviner; supernatural; illness; deceit


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Oral History #131: A Man's Son Died Because They Tricked a Diviner



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