Maya is a happy and beautiful girl, who at birth bore the mark of the Sun God on her shoulder. This mark, the village priest informs her parents, means Maya is immortal. Senor Tiempo, the god of time, however, is incensed by this news. He allots each person their time on earth. But if he cannot have Maya, then he must have her children!
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The retelling of this tale tames the original and dispels children's fears of a murderous mother who might come after them. It also captures the mystery and symbolism common to lore, but it falls short of explaining how or why the tale may have become distorted. If more elements from the original could be found in the story but told with a new, imaginative twist, the storyline might be more memorable. The main element that is missing is the development of the time god character. Why does he grow jealous? How does his character connect to that of the fabled lover?Classroom uses: useful for comparative mythology and introduction to symbolism