Copihue.There is a legend in Chile relating to the origin of the Copihue. After a great battle of the Mapuche people, survivors climbed trees to see the outcome of the battle. Seeing that all their friends were dead, they wept, and their tears became flowers, to honor the souls of their dead friends.
In the 1500s, Galvarino, a Mapuche warrior, raised an army to fight the Spaniards after they cut off his hands and he fought with swords tied to his stubs! Galvarino was a famous Mapuche warrior a tribe from what is now Chile. During the Arauco War he was taken captured and taken prisoner during the Battle of Lagunillas against the governor. Another 150 mapuches were captured, as well.