Yanacocha

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On one of our trips around Peru we were told this legend, it was said that after the Ayacucho battle the Spaniards ran away with all of their treasures, and once close to Huanta in the Rasuhuilca hill they couldn’t go on with so many treasures and before they fell onto the hands of their […]

The Missing Maze Keeper

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There is a legend in the Amazonas department in Peru that tells the story of a young woman that took care of the maze fields, scaring away the parrots so that they wouldn’t eat the cobs. One day a young man riding a beautiful horse showed up, this man offered to make her his wife […]

The Carrera Hole

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On the road towards Carrera there is a hole in which ancient tales say that a golden calf is hidden, and its dung is also gold, while its saliva is silver. This calf belonged to a warlock, who kept it on a trunk its whole life, but when the warlock died the calf got out […]

The Snake’s Prairie

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In one of our trips around Peru we heard the story about what happened on the journey taken from Cajamarca to the Celendin province. It’s said that there’s a huge prairie where a cylinder-shaped wall stands and that it extends through the prairie. This wall has the exact shape of a snake, and its head […]

The White Heron

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On an Ucayali river tributary used to live a modest married couple that had a daughter and two sons. Blanca (white) which was the girl’s name would always wear a white dress and was very dutiful, reason why her mother loved her very much. Plus, she had the ability to eat any kind of fish […]

The Enchanted City

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Hundreds of years ago there was a beautiful city with straight streets and fancy buildings, it was the ancient Saposoa. This city was located in the headwaters of the Saposoa River, but years later in colonial times, the Spaniard captain Lope de Aguirre, adventurous and hungry for wealth, reached this city. The inhabitants, upon seeing […]