Tag Archives: myth


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 »

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 »

Meaning of the Dove’s Cooing

Context: The following is an account from the informant, my father, that was told to him in a casual setting during his childhood in a Pakistani village. Background: The informant was recounting some common sayings that his aunts and older relatives mentioned in their everyday life. This particular saying is an explanation for the cooing… Continue Reading »

Tamales in Christmas

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer. Interviewer: Can you tell me about the tamales? When you make them for Christmas?  Informant: Oh of course! Well you know how it works. Everyone has to contribute in one way or another. For example, your mom and sister help me… Continue Reading »