K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Juan Ekoq'ij talks about what happeneed when he abandoned his traditional belief system and embraced the Orthodox Catholic religion. He had several dreams that represented the conflicts he was experiencing during this change in his life. Firstnd some devils. He began praying, and finally escaped the devils. He interpreted the ladder to be the path of a virtuous life, and his fall represented his past sins. Note: This story is similar to another story (#19) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Conversion; catholicism; religion; dreams


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Oral History #107: The Dream of Juan Ekoq'ij



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