Re: The Chindlfraesser

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Mon, 22 Apr 1996 19:07:06 +0000

On 22 Apr 96 at 13:50, Tanya Patricia Henauer wrote:

> Hi Tanya!

... a very horific story, my grandfather
> used to tell me the story everytime we walked by the fountain
> depicting this Chindlifraesser eating one child and holding another
> struggling in his grasp. Why anyone would want to put such fear into
> a child is beyond me...

Maybe because, in a way, there are Chindlfraesser's out their, as in
child molesters, and it was a fable to help teach little children
not to wander without an adult. It was probalbly why Heidi's
grandfather became so intent on finding his grandchild. No? I think
there's lots of truths in fairytales and fables.

Please note: I've changed the topic. Thanks...

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")