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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nagual, witch, and sorcerer in a Quiché village
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ethnology -- Vol. 3, no. 3
Published By: Original publisher
Ethnology -- Vol. 3, no. 3
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1964. 305-328 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2021. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Quiché Maya (NW10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article examines the place in the Quiché worldview of the nagual, which has been understood by various ethnographers as a companion or guardian spirit, destiny animal, or transforming witch. The author distinguishes between the sorcerer and the witch, both of whom make use of such spirit animals. The central argument is that the historical and socio-economic context of a community influences how the concept of nagual is understood and utilized.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-328)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2021
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
El Palmar, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings