DOBES Archive

MB_Hidi_xinu
The story is about how the Cashinahua learned how to have sex by observing the monkeys.
MB_Yuxinan_bake
The story is about the child of a female spirit who lives at a little river (igarapé).
MB_Uxai_buidan
The story is about two Cashinahua men who get lost in the forest.
MB_Naexewandua
The story is about two brothers called Naexewandua and Ibadua. Ibuadan is the lover of his brother's wife. He gets ill during a hunting trip and gets very thin. When he returns he is ashamed and does not want to be seen by his lover. She manages to find him and takes care of him.
MB_Hai_ika
Mario gives a description of the feast of Haika.
MB_Nawa_pake
The story is also contained in Capistrano's story collection.
MB_Kuman_txan
This is the story of Kuman txan ika, a spirit which knows how to crack open ("txan ika") the fruit of the Kumaru tree (Kuman). The Kuman txan ika steals the necklace of the rat who uses a trick to get it back from him. When Kuman txan ika finds out, he wants to take revenge on the rat and kill it. The rat pretends that it has taken poison and died, and Kuman txan ika, believing it, gets very sad.
MB_Xawe_bake
The story is about a bad hunter who accompanies his relatives on a hunting trip. isThe others are good hunters and try to play a trick on him, but in the end he is the one who by chance manages to kill much more game than the others.
MB_Inka_pintsi
The story has a man (an "Inka") as a protagonist who tells women a lie to lure them away, kill and eat them. When there are no women left who fall for his lie, he resolves to eat part of his own thigh. When he cuts into his leg he cuts his artery and dies.
MB_autobiography
Mario tells the story of his life whereby he also talks about his contact with non-indigenous people, especially other researchers.
MB_Ixtxinkan_yuxibu
The story is also in the story collection by Capistrano de Abreu. It is about a woman who meets a ravenous frog.
MB_Inkaki_bai_buni
The story is about two brothers who want to visit their sister who is married to an Inka. They are afraid that the Inka might want to kill and eat them.
MB_Yuxabu_xetauma
The story is about an old woman who can only eat corn which is not yet fully ripened because she does not have teeth any more. She is cheated by her daughter and her son-in-law who do not want her to eat up their harvest. When she finds out that the corn has fully ripened and become hard and that they hadn't told her on purpose when it was at the stage for her to eat it, she goes into the forest and turns into an armadillo. This story is also contained in the story-collection by João Capistrano de Abreu.
MB_Medan_tsain_bepasni
The story explains the origin of the moon as the head of a man.