K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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A long time ago there was a young man named aPo'x. People said he was able to speak to God and to the clouds. Two women tricked aPo'x into sleeping with them and became pregnant in their husbands' absence. APo'x lost his powers to summon the rains when he committed adultery with the two women.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Magic; adultery; mental illness


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Oral History #075: aPo'x



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