Tag Archives: myth


Maui Harnessing the Sun

Informant Context: James has lived in many locations internationally, including Cosa Rica, Mexico, and Nepal. His family is located in Hawaii, where he will often visit during his breaks from school. He is a student in London, United Kingdom, studying fashion.  Transcript: JAMES: Obviously I am not native Hawaiian, but having spent some time there—especially… Continue Reading »

La Mano Peluda

–Informant Info–Nationality: United States of AmericaAge: 30Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase BankResidence: Laguna Niguel, CADate of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021Primary Language: EnglishOther Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). MR: So La Mano Peluda translates to “hairy hand.” It’s basically an old legend that… Continue Reading »

The story of the Popocatepetl

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between informant and interviewer.  Infromant: The story of the Popocatepetl is of a umm…. I think of an Aztec warrior. He pretty much falls in love with her but is called into battle. So before he goes he tells her dad that upon returning, he will… Continue Reading »

Mexican myth

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer. Informant: A ritual that you have to do, no matter if you are Mexican, German, Chinese, American… it doesn’t matter what nationality you are. Everyone does this when they go up the first time.  Interviewer: Wait what? Where? Informant: Oh umm… Continue Reading »

La Llorona legend

Main piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer. Informant: The llorona was a woman, a very beautiful woman but very poor. And well… she was very pretty so a lot of men went after her but she fell in love with a wealthy man.  Interviewer: Did she marry him? … Continue Reading »