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Tzinacán

Index: La escritura del dios, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 596-99.
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Maya priest, character in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: A Quiché Maya leader mentioned in Bernal Díaz's Historic, verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España (1632). According to Díaz, a chief by the name of Zinacán (the spelling Tz' adopted by Borges could be part of the Quiché graphic system) lived in Guatemala la Vieja together with another chief, Sacachul. Their houses were rich and beautiful, as became caciques (leaders), whose authority extended over the whole province. The Writing of the God