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  • Chibi

    Just a question… Which source are you using for the legend?

  • I don’t have a copy of the book on me right now, but it was a copy of Myths of the Yucatan, if I recall correctly…? It’s in the citations section at the back of the book.

  • Nevermind, found it – Mario Diaz Triay’s “Guia Turistica de la Peninsula de Yucatan, La tierra de los Mayas” (“A tour guide of the Yucatan Peninsula, Land of the Maya”). The chapter on Xtabay is republished on the Merida tourism board’s website: http://www.merida.gob.mx/municipio/sitiosphp/turismo/contenido/cultura_in/xtabay.htm

  • Chibi

    Thank you very much :)

    Like with everything, this story has many versions, and the one I grew up with was completely different. So I’m really grateful to get the reference from the “other side of the story”