The Corn Grows Ripe - 13. Chac Chac Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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13. Chac Chac Summary

In Chac Chac, the entire village waits for the medicine man to come to the prayer ceremony. Father is not allowed to come because the villagers think he is cursed (due to his injury). The villagers choose Tigre to represent the family. They build the altar. During the ceremony, the family representatives, all men, go down to a well. They pass through the well and come out with holy water. Men and boys go into the bush to find animals for sacrifice. On the third day, it is still hot and cloudless.

During the ceremony, Tigre's friend's father is chosen to represent Kunku Chac, the leader of the rain gods. They pick Tigre to be one of the frogs, which is a great honor. A frog is usually an older boy. Those who are chosen for frogs are seen as lucky...

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