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Folk tales in Chichicastenango: an unsolved puzzle

Journal of American folklore62 (244) • Published In 1949 • Pages: 125-135

By: Tax, Sol.

Abstract
The collection of several folk tales from the Quiché community of Chichicastenango—the most complete being a Bible story adapted as an origin myth—is used to dispute the assertion of an absence of such stories there. Nevertheless, the relative dearth of known folk tales remains mysterious in comparison to the nearby Cakchiquel community of Panajachel, for example.
Subjects
Verbal arts
Mythology
Theological systems
Revelation and divination
Ethnozoology
Texts translated into english
culture
Quiché Maya
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Maya Area
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Ian Skoggard; 2021
Coverage Date
1934-1940
Coverage Place
Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
Notes
By Sol Tax
LCCN
17028737
LCSH
Quiché Indians