K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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This story tells how the people learned that mountains have owners that live in them, and that they are the owners of all the animals in the forests. The mountains can also help the people when they are in need.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


magic; animals; familial affairs


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Oral History #103: How it is Known that the Mountains Have Owners



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