K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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This narrator tells the story of a mountain lion who was the king of all the animals. The lion had a son, and as he grew old he told his son that he would become king when his father died. However, the father warned his son that people were smart, and were able to kill him. When the son began exploring his world he didn't heed his father's advice and was captured by a human.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Family values; maturity


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Oral History #052: A Lion With His Son



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