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De Funta Koray / Leslie Bonsteel, 1987 September 24

Identifier: FA 2 Item
Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Leslie Bonsteel, who heard the story from Evan Smith, who learned it while serving an LDS mission in Argentina. In the story a woman sets out on foot to find her soldier husband, but dies of thirst in the desert. Her baby survives by nursing from her corpse. Her grave becomes a shrine where bottles of water may be offered for favors.


  • Other: 1987 September 24

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 p.

General note

Informant was male.
General note Creator's sex is unknown.
General note Collector was female.
General note Collector-informant relationship unknown.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States