Somewhere in Cañete there is a small lagoon with warm waters that no one can take a dip in, because a strange animal emerges from the middle of it and starts swirling around, foaming and then, from afar, you can hear a war drums.
This lagoon is surrounded by mountains and can be found, most of times, by chance. According to the legend, the water changes colors and many of the shepherds that have found it have not been able to see it again, because one they reached the place it had disappeared.
This is only one of the many tales you will hear when you travel to Peru, a land filled with myths and legends waiting to be discovered.
Source: Peruvian Myths, Legends and Tales (Jose Maria Arguedas)