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Mitos y Leyendas: The Red Sun

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  • Genny de Bernardo shares with you the legend of the red sun.
  • It’s a story where the disapproval of a marriage leads to chaos.
  • The couple suffers wounds, and their blood is what gives the sun that hue.

Long ago, in Argentina, there is a tale about a brave young man named Igtá, belonging to the mocoretaes tribe, who was deeply in love with the enchanting Picazú.

They decided to unite in marriage, but for that, they needed the blessing of the Moon. Picazú’s parents turned to the seer Tuyá to obtain this approval.

On a serene night, Tuyá consulted the shining Moon in the sky, seeking signs.

Satisfied with what he saw, he gave his approval to the marriage, but with the condition that Igtá undergo a test of courage: to swim in the lagoon for a time and then go hunting.

The warrior surpasses the trials

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Thanks to his skills as a swimmer and hunter, Igtá successfully passed the trials and brought home several prey for Picazú.

After three moons, the tribe celebrated the union of the young couple with great joy. However, they forgot to consult Tupá, the creator god, as well.

The next night, a heavy rain was interpreted as Tupá’s disapproval of the marriage.

Igtá and Picazú, feeling rejected, took refuge on an island in the lagoon, where those whose relationships were not blessed by Tupá resided.

The sea turns red

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As they swam to the island, they were attacked by Ñuatí, a warrior from the tribe, and other members followed, severely injuring them.

The blood of the lovers stained the water red, and when the sun set, the entire surroundings were enveloped in this color.

Igtá and Picazú disappeared before the eyes of the tribe, sowing terror among them, who believed they had offended Tupá.

Igtá and Picazú managed to reach the island, where they lived together for the rest of their days, away from their tribe but united as lovers forever. Mitos y Leyendas bids you farewell for now and hopes that the legend of the red sun has pleased you. Until next time!

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