K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The story tells of a boy who changed into the mythic figure of Yegua Achi and became the creator of mountains and valleys. After helping the infant Jesus cross a river, he changed into Saint Christopher, the patron saint of bus drivers in Guatemala. Note: This story is similar to other stories (#26, #54, #62, y #64) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Courtship; marriage; idleness; magic; saint worship


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Oral History #138: Lazy Juan



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