OLAC Record

Title:Juan Oso
0185-Juan Oso
Documentation of Zenzontepec Chatino language and culture
Description:There was an orphan named Juan who was always making trouble. People called him Juan Oso, which enraged him, and he would beat them up. One day, the priest of the village decides to take him in and straighten him out. He tells Juan not to hit people anymore. Juan Oso says he never hits people, he just pushes them, and if he were to hit anyone they would die. Juan ends up hitting and killing the people that tease him, so the priest tries to get rid of him for good. He sends him to the wilderness and tells him to bring back the biggest snake there, thinking the snake will kill him. Juan Oso drags a huge snake back. The priest tells him to return the snake but bring back the fiercest jaguar. Juan Oso succeeds. The priest decides that the only way to get rid of Juan is to send him to the devil with a letter saying he shall never be released. The devil puts him to work feeding wood in the flames of an oven and hauling wood to keep the fire going. After mistreating the beast of burden that is the devil's lover, Juan Oso asks what the oven is. The devil explains that it is where all the bad people go to suffer when they die. Juan Oso says he is going to take all of the people out of hell. The devil realizes that only Juan Oso has the toughness and ability to do this, so he kicks him out and sends him back to the priest. Thus, Juan Oso can't be controlled by anyone or anything, not even the devil himself. Audio duration [00:16:14]
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=MPI615074%23
Publisher:Eric Campbell
University of Texas, Austin
Subject:Folk tale
Undetermined language
Zenzontepec Chatino
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: TCR. 2011-03-19. Eric Campbell.
Terms: area_Europe country_ES iso639_spa iso639_und

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Country: Spain
Area: Europe

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