K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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A long time ago in Nahualá there was an epidemic and many people in the town were being turned into zombies. One of these was a woman who returned to her home and ate her baby. Finally her family, with the help of a priest, re-buried her with prayers, and she remained for good in her tomb. Note: This story is similar to another story (#78) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Afterlife; disease


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Oral History #098: A Serious Disease



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