The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables

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These Jakaltek Mayan folk tales were first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his village in Guatemala.

 

Author: Victor Montejo (Jakaltek Maya)
Illustrations: Color illustrations 
Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover
Published: 1991
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Jakaltek Maya

 

These Jakaltek Mayan folk tales were first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Jakaltek Mayan village in Guatemala. “These stories,” Montejo writes, “are expressions of a millenarian tradition that has come from the deepest soul of the Mayan people.” One can feel that, and it gives the stories a haunting quality beyond their apparent simplicity. Firmly rooted in the world of nature, they demonstrate the values of honesty, understanding and respect; and the Mayan way of life and learning.