K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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God invited all the animals on earth to a big feast in heaven. The only one that he did not invite was the toad. But the toad heard about the fiesta and tricked his friend, the hawk, into taking him to the feast. When he got there God became angry and threw him back down to earth. When he fell on the ground, he caused an earthquake.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Supernatural; animals; deceit


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Oral History #097: The Ancient Transformers



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