A Yachaq that waits in the Highlands

The origin, and therefore the original, awaits those that dare to travel, riding a donkey, to the five towns in Cusco, between Lamay and Pisac, above 3800 masl (12467 fasl) to meet the Andean elders that interpret the future in the geometric shapes of their [...]

The Black Alligator

It’s the most know alligator of the Amazon and the biggest, too, in some cases reaching 8 meters (26 feet) long. This is an species extremely voracious and aggressive, which is why a series of myths and legends have surged around it on which certain [...]

The Pink Dolphin

The bufeo colorado (pink dolphin) is a dolphin species with very particular characteristics, especially because of its pink color and its great size. It’s less evolved that other river and ocean dolphins. According to popular believe this aquatic mammal is [...]

Yanapuma

On the jungle of Peru there’s a myth about one of the most amazing animals of the Amazon called the Yanapuma, which in quechua means Black Puma. It has been scientifically proved that the Yanapuma is a case of melanism in the Otorongo, meaning that they are [...]

The Mermaid

There’s a legend from the jungle of Peru that tells that on the Quistococha lagoon in Iquitos there was a very beautiful woman that on full moon nights would come out from the water, sit on the shores and flirt with passer byes as sadly combing her long hair. [...]

The Tunchi

According to the popular beliefs from the jungle of Peru, the Tunchi is a lost spirit of someone who died in the jungle, who is damned to wander around the depths of the jungle and the darkness of the night. Is said that the Tunchi follows the same path they did [...]

The Yacuruna

The Yacuruna is a mythical god from the deep ends of the amazonian rivers and lakes. It kidnaps beautiful native women drowning them in pleasure, turning itself into a beautiful man that takes them to his place on the deep waters so that they never come back. [...]

The Runamula

Tells the legend of the amazonian mythology that the Runamula is a monstrous creature, half woman and half horse, that was transformed as punishments for having an affair with a member of the church. Due to some strange spell, the woman was turned into a goblin [...]

Titicaca Lake Legend (Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo)

The story tells that the Sun God took pity on the barbaric state on which the town where living in, and sent his children, borned of the lake foam, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, in order for them to civilize and teach the mean. He gave them a stick and told them to [...]

The Ayar Brothers Legend

The story tells that Capc Toco, one of the three windows of the Pacaritambo cave, in the Tampu Tocco mountain (northeast of Cusco), four young men and for young women appeared, their sisters and wives. Ayar Manco and his wife Mama Ocllo; Ayar Cachi and Mama Cora; [...]

Chullachaqui

Just like the mountains have their gods, guardians and protectors: the muquis; the Amazonian forests also have their own: the sacha runas, one of these is the chuchallaqui, a short character that can easily move around the forest, of dark color and a head [...]

The Ayaymama

The story tells of an epidemic that was wiping out the people of the native community. That the mother of two children, feeling the first symptoms of the disease, wished to save her little ones from the ilnees and so she took them to the mountain, very far and left [...]