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This story is difficult to follow. It seems that a man's wife died, but he could not accept the fact that she had died. The man met a white man (Ladino) and the Ladino told him that his wife was not dead, but that she had married again. The man went and found his wife, and as the Ladino had said, she was alive. However, it seems that she was really dead, but was married to an owl who was the harbinger of death.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Folk legends; marriage; animals
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #072: A Man's Wife Died." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/88