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Mayan Rabbit Stories

Rabbit and His Cap

Rabbit and the Coyote

Rabbit and the Crab

Rabbit and the Ram

Rabbit As Cowherd

Rabbit As Swineherd

Rabbit Throws Out His Sandal


NOTES

** No one seems to know why the rabbit is called "the mayor."

** Slow, traditional Mayan dance, and the melody which accompanies it. The word also means 'marimba' and 'music' in the Qánjobál Mayan language.

*** An inexplicable change of instrument. When the storyteller, don Pedro Miguel Say was asked about it, he simply said that he had learned the story this way.

**** Some Qánjobáles insist that there are lions living in the Cuchumatán Mountains near their homeland.


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