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When the first Catholic priests arrived in Nahualá, one of them did witchcraft and made the people terminally ill. One night a dead woman returned home to her husband and children and ate most of her baby. They then re-buried her in the cemetery. In this manner the family was able to rid themselves of the zombie.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Afterlife; repentence; religion; burial practices
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #078: A Woman is Revived from Death and Disturbs Her Family." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/64