K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of how the Lord of the Mountain punished a man with a grave sickness. The man's wife summoned a shaman to divine what was causing her husband's illness. The divination showed that the Lord of the Mountain made the man sick as a punishment for his adultery in the Lord's forest. Before he died, the man confessed to his wife, that he had been unfaithful.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Diviner; Supernatural; powers; adultery


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Oral History #086: The Lord of the Mountain Punished the Adulterers



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