K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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This story is about a lazy young man who did not want to work. So God gave him a job chasing insects out of a garden, and watering the flowers but warned him never to look under the flowers. The youth did not obey the order and a bunch of snakes came out and ate him alive. Note: This story is similar to other stories #26, #54,#64 y #138) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Disobedience; pride; idleness


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Oral History #062: A Lazy Man



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