Download Full Text (2.1 MB)
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.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Diviner; Supernatural; powers; adultery
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #086: The Lord of the Mountain Punished the Adulterers." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/72