OLAC Record

Title:The flower snake of Santa María
0185-The flower snake of Santa María
Documentation of Zenzontepec Chatino language and culture
Description:In this tale a couple has a child, and a snake that lives nearby also has a child. Every morning, when the family wakes up there is a pile of money near the child. The parents realize that the young snake is the child's tono (animal spirit companion). They discuss it, and a neighbor, who is a sorcerer, overhears. Out of jealousy he kills the snake. The mother snake hitches a ride out of town with a Mixtec headed for Santa Ana. The snake goes to live in the marsh up the mountain there. The snake is connected to a tree in Santa María that used to fill with pure white flowers on August 15th, the day of the patron saint festival. Since the snake has been gone, the tree now always has flowers and the community suffers terribly from lack of water. CC talks about how dire their water troubles are, and then he talks about how young people no longer show respect for their elders like they used to.

Audio duration [00:08:15]
Language_Name: Chatino, Zenzontepec Language_Region: Central America & Caribbean Language_Country: Mexico Project_Status: Complete Year: 2009 Start_Date: 2010-01-21 End_Date: 2012-01-31
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI615048%23
Publisher:Eric Campbell
University of Texas, Austin
Subject:Folk tale
Undetermined language
Zenzontepec Chatino
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):und


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI615048
DateStamp:  2016-09-28
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Citation: CC. 2011-02-19. Eric Campbell.
Terms: area_Europe country_ES iso639_spa iso639_und

Inferred Metadata

Country: Spain
Area: Europe

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