Legends of Guatemala

La Tatuana

All the other women looked down on her. They said she was shameless and acted as if she were a man. She didn’t care about society’s rules, she dressed provocatively, she looked men straight in the eyes while talking to them, and she would even touch them on the arm flirtatiously. Some said that,...

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El Cadejo

Many, many times the bar owner, Don Paco, tried to get the tailor, Joaquín, to leave and go home. Considering the number of people coming into town from other places, Don Paco estimated that each Friday and Saturday, there was at least one thief – and maybe more – visiting town and just waiting...

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El Sombrerón

All the men spoke of her beauty, and a good number of the women were envious. She was seen walking alongside her mother in the market and on daily errands to the bakery. Everyone wanted to meet the beautiful young lady; they all wanted to fall in love with her. In the afternoons, she...

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La Llorona

The plantation owner, the patrón, wasn’t going to have just one child – there would be two! This time his tour around his plantations would have to be shorter, in order to be back at home for the delivery. The men, although discrete, quietly glanced at one another. They had talked several times about...

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They’re Going to Burn the Devil

December is by far the most anticipated month of the year in various parts of the world, and Guatemala is no exception. Among the most important celebrations of the month is the traditional Burning of the Devil. Historically, the festivities are said to have originated in religious celebrations dedicated to the Virgen de la...

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Vanuška and the Cemetery in Xela

The department of Quetzaltenango, in the west of the country, is one of the places in Guatemala that you should visit. In addition to places that are of interest to those who admire architecture, you’ll find natural wonders and historical sites that will leave you impressed. In the capital of the department, the city...

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El Cadejo

There is a certain charm in wandering aimlessly through the streets of a city. There are times when we are attracted by a force, a kind of compass that moves us forward. There are other times when stealth and caution guide us to one place and not another. And there are also those times...

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Legends of Guatemala: La Llorona

This legend is one of those stories whose history is as knotted as the roots of an old tree, one of those where nobody knows where it starts or where it ends, a story that can be found in every nook and cranny, in every city, and in every country in Latin America. No...

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Legends of Guatemala: El Sombrerón

Walking through the streets of La Antigua Guatemala, surely your curiosity and imagination have taken flight and you have wondered what things have happened here in this place, what stories have been told about those still-standing buildings, what moaning and groaning hides, whispering among the ruins, and what kind of footsteps have clattered along...

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