Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The Myth of the Aguajal

According to the Yagua mythology the roots of the roots of the Aguaj tree penetrate deeply in the inferior world and irs crown is opened to the sky, the leaves mark the place where all the ways are.

The rising tide is so important for the Amazonian settlers that the natives Yaguas call it the "Tree of Life".

The jaguar is the "Son of the Aguajal" and the protector, the Anaconda is the symbol of wisdom and guardian of the secrets and the Ewl that lives in the crown and sees everything is considered the remedy for all the evils.

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