Legends Of Chile

28 Mar

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This is a legend that was explained to me when I was in Chile a couple of years ago.It is a well known story in Chile with numerous references to it in Artwork and Music

The Pincoya is, according to local mythology, a female “water spirit” of the Chilotan Seas. The Pincoya is said to have long blond hair, be of incomparable beauty, be cheerful and sensual, and rise from the depths of the sea.

Naked and pure, she personifies the fertility of marine species. Through her ritual dance she provides the chilote (resident of Chiloé) with an abundance or deficiency of fish and seafood. If she performs her dance facing the sea, it means that these shores will have an abundance of fish. When she dances facing the mountains, her back to the sea, seafood will be scarce. Chiloean mythology is appreciative of the Pincoya, believed to be good…

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3 responses to “Legends Of Chile

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    April 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Myths and Legends always I feel have some truths hidden in there somewhere Emu… I didnt know this about the Legend of Chile.. Mermaids pop up all over and It has to be said it makes one wonder.. I hope She watches over all of those who travel and sail the sea..
    Thank you for sharing… I always find your information on Chile most interesting Emu..

    A beautiful Graphic also Emu… x Hugs to you both x

    • The Emu

      April 6, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Thanks Sue for your many great comments, you really have been busy.
      Chile has many legends and some quite intriguing, the Andes is supposedly a sleeping dragon, that every now and then awakens to fight the undersea dragon over supremacy of Chile, hence the earthquakes that occur regularly over there.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        April 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        Yes I keep my eye on the Earth Tremors around the world Ian .. And the increase in Volcanic activities… Seems many are waking up again!!! 😉 No doubt the Dragons are gathering..


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