K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of a man who framed his wife for killing her own lover. The authorities While she was in jail the woman couldn't stop drinking water, and finally her stomach burst open and she died. This is a lesson to all married couples that if they commit adultery they will be punished.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Marriage tradition; adultery; justice


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Oral History #080: The Punishment for Adultery



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