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 […]

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Peruvian Folklore

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Mainly due to ethnic and racial mixing, Peru is a multicultural country, which has created a diverse and fascinating culture that has various and interesting artistic representations. The music and dances have always had a privileged place in it, being considered “living art” that can touch man’s senses. The traditional “limeño” (Lima locals) has always […]

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Yasila Beach

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In another one of our trips along the coasts of Peru, we were told another legend about Piura, called Yasila Beach, and so it goes: Yasila is a beautiful beach, near Paita. Its name comes from a young man called Zila that used to live on this beach and when his family would call him […]

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The White Dune

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In one of our trips through Peru, we found this wonderful legend of the Peruvian coast, and so it goes: On the Sechura district, about 12 miles from the town, there’s an immense dune in which the sand is so white that it’s simply called White Dune. It is quite high and no one can […]

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The Ayapullito

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The Ayapullito is the name of a jungle bird that comes from the Quechua words for death (Aya) and little bird (Pullito). In the jungle of Peru it is believed that the Ayapullito is a spy of the Yachay of the jungle towns. Who watch what happens on the faraway place, and also announce through […]

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Yanulf and the Warmiboa

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Forgotten gods emerge from the deep water of the Quistococha Lagoon and perform the ritual dance of the anaconda or mother of the water. Yanulf is the mythological god who possesses potent muscles and sharp cheekbones, loves ophidians, and considers them his children. The Warmiboa is a beautiful native woman, half woman, half boa, who […]