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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


** 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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