K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells a story about a husband whose wife began have affairs with several men. The lovers decided to kill the woman's husband so they would have complete access to her. The authorities discovered that the husband of the adulterous woman was missing. They found the killers and were executed in the village for the crime they had committed.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Murder; adultery; justice; execution


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Oral History #087: Adulterers Kill A Man Because of His Wife



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