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Is there an ugly mermaid?
2017.12.01 - 21:07:27

According to a Latin American legend, a mermaid inhabits the Uruguay River. Many claim that they have seen it, but the fishermen of Montevideo say that it is not the splendid nymph, with fishtail and woman curves, but quite the opposite. ... more >>
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Scratch a gold ring to see the “Luz de Yara”
2017.11.27 - 16:18:35

Some consider the so-called "Luz de Yara" as the oldest legend of Cuba. The truth is that it is related to one of the first rebellious symbols of our land: a Cacique from the Guahua region in Hispaniola. ... more >>
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Macuiltépetl will teach you to value your poverty
2017.11.22 - 14:56:45

The Macuiltépec, Mackuiltépec or Macuiltépetl is a volcano of the city of Xalapa, in Mexico. Toponymically, its meaning is "mountain of the five cusps", although in the present time only two of them are visible. ... more >>
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Zug and immortal love under the waters
2017.11.17 - 15:58:44

Like any passion, that might have vanished. Like any story, that could have died over the years. But Switzerland has a magic halo that surrounds us with its medieval style and the exquisite tranquility of its streets at dawn. In addition, it rains a lot: about 136 days a year. And there is magic when we combine so many details. ... more >>
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Remedios for Legends
2017.11.06 - 15:42:26

San Juan de los Remedios is one of the most emblematic cities of Villa Clara. Its foundation dates back to 1578 and it was declared National Monument in 1980. ... more >>
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The symbol Manneken Pis: uninhibited children
2017.10.27 - 15:36:33

Belgium is a country famous for its chocolates and beers. Perhaps because of that traditional consumption of the beverage, they have built statues that show, with innocence and a lack of inhibition, the result of so much consumption of this beverage. It is a nod to the imagination and subtle metaphors of life itself, combined with legends and popular traditions. ... more >>
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Mari-Lope, the certainty of divine love
2017.10.23 - 11:08:16

At the time of the European conquest of our country, there were frequent exchanges between the Spaniards and the aborigines of the island. This was the case with an Iberian man whose last name was Lope, who by 1572 settled in the area that today occupies the province of Cienfuegos. There he found his love in a native, and of such passion a beautiful girl named Mari-Lope was born. ... more >>
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The Gruta del Palacio and the buried legend
2017.10.13 - 15:36:55

In Uruguay, 236 kilometers away from Montevideo, the capital of the country, there is an emblematic site of Latin American culture and history. Those who arrive to the Departamento de Flores can visit the Gruta del Palacio de los Indios, a rock formation that impresses with its composition: a cavern of approximately 400 square meters, of which only forty are accessible. ... more >>
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The Holy Sepulcher: vestige of love
2017.10.09 - 16:14:50

The Holy Sepulcher of Camagüey originated from a love story. Two young people had fallen in love with the same woman and life made sure that only one of them survived to tell and suffer. Nevertheless, the vestige of that painful passage would be carved in silver forever. ... more >>
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How does a cimarrón become a güije?
2017.09.27 - 16:01:49

For centuries these beings have disturbed the peace of the Cuban countryside and have been protagonists of entertaining stories that survive, mainly in the rural areas of the country, thanks to the oral tradition. In this sense, the journalist, writer and researcher, Samuel Feijoo, in his book Mitología cubana (1914) states that the legends of the güijes are the most abundant in the largest Antillean archipelago, and that in many parts of the country they are often called chichiricús. ... more >>
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Legends from the depths of Lake Titicaca
2017.09.15 - 13:49:52

Several legends hide in the depths of Titicaca. This lake is located on the border between Bolivia and Peru, and it is the largest of both countries and the highest in the world: at 3812 meters high. ... more >>
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The French tarasca returns again and again
2017.09.05 - 16:47:35

Since the 14th century, the people of the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in France have told the story of an ox-beast, six-legged bear, turtle carapace, lion’s head, and a tail with scales and sting, all in large dimensions up to twenty feet long. They called it the Tarasca and they say it was Santa Marta who confronted it. ... more >>
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