K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of how a man taught his compadre how to transform himself into a jaguar to steal pigs. One night when the compadre went alone to steal pigs the guardians of the pigs shot him. The authorities then captured and executed the man who taught his compadre how to transform himself.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Magic; deceit; death


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Oral History #066: The Sorcerer and His Compadre



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