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Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America$
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Zeb Tortorici

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288140

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288140.001.0001

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The Devil or Nature Itself?

The Devil or Nature Itself?

Desire, Doubt, and Diabolical Sex among Colonial Mexican Women

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(p.58) 3 The Devil or Nature Itself?
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Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America
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Jacqueline S. Holler

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288140.003.0004

This chapter narrates the story of Gregoria Rosa de Ubeda who claimed to have a sexual relationship with a demon. Ubeda described how poverty had driven her to invoke the assistance of the Devil who appeared in a form of a monkey to grant her request. After several months, Ubeda solicited the Devil for sex, during which the demon complied appearing in a form of a man. Ubeda’s testimony presents itself to the modern reader as a curious mix of the fantastic and the mundane—the Devil appears in Ubeda’s room then lies on her bed pleasuring her in entirely banal ways, not only with the simply described “carnal acts,” but with the “chat and kisses” of everyday romance.

Keywords:   Gregoria Rosa de Ubeda, sexual relationship, carnal acts, romance, demon, Devil

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