Myths and legends of Chile

Image of popular myths of my country, some legends and short stories.
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Legend has it that the Chonchón is an evil and much feared presence in rural areas of Chile and part of Argentina. The fear of this creature is that it would be really a Calcu (Mapuche who practices evil with spirits), or a witch or a powerful wizard who knows the secret of Calcu about the mysterious power of flight turned into the dreaded Chonchón.

Legend has it that the Chonchón is an evil and much feared presence in rural areas of Chile and part of Argentina. The fear of this creature is that it would be really a Calcu (Mapuche who practices evil with spirits), or a witch or a powerful wizard who knows the secret of Calcu about the mysterious power of flight turned into the dreaded Chonchón.

It is the spirit of fruitful love, creator of new life, the father of illegitimate children.

It is the spirit of fruitful love, creator of new life, the father of illegitimate children.

Tenten vilu and Taicai vilu Goddess of Coicoi-vilu Waters (Co: water and vilu: Mapudungun snake in Chilean aboriginal language) with the intent of destroying all that had on earth. Goddess of the Earth, Tenten-Vilu (Ten: land and vilu: snake).

Tenten vilu and Taicai vilu Goddess of Coicoi-vilu Waters (Co: water and vilu: Mapudungun snake in Chilean aboriginal language) with the intent of destroying all that had on earth. Goddess of the Earth, Tenten-Vilu (Ten: land and vilu: snake).

mythology and legends wall Chiloe, Chile

mythology and legends wall Chiloe, Chile

Myth as the big island of Chiloe was formed, Chile

Myth as the big island of Chiloe was formed, Chile

Caleuche is a ship that sails and roam the seas of Chiloé and southern rivers. Is manned by powerful sorcerers, and on dark nights will brightly lit. In his voyages aboard listening to music constantly. Hidden in the midst of a dense fog, which he produced. Never navigates daylight.

Caleuche is a ship that sails and roam the seas of Chiloé and southern rivers. Is manned by powerful sorcerers, and on dark nights will brightly lit. In his voyages aboard listening to music constantly. Hidden in the midst of a dense fog, which he produced. Never navigates daylight.

Sixth Museum mural by Mario Moreno and Soledad Vargas, (Sofrenia and Reciclandomuros) street painters in the towns of Puente Alto and Renca respectively. This time, our mural is part of the concept of Myths and Legends Chilean illustrating several of them in the design, which was made with latex paint on concrete wall.

Sixth Museum mural by Mario Moreno and Soledad Vargas, (Sofrenia and Reciclandomuros) street painters in the towns of Puente Alto and Renca respectively. This time, our mural is part of the concept of Myths and Legends Chilean illustrating several of them in the design, which was made with latex paint on concrete wall.

Cave tue- tue. There is a cave in entering Friday, hundreds of "chonchones" which are also known by the name of "Tué-Tué", as this is the characteristic cry of the night bird, like the owl, who plays the witch .

Cave tue- tue. There is a cave in entering Friday, hundreds of "chonchones" which are also known by the name of "Tué-Tué", as this is the characteristic cry of the night bird, like the owl, who plays the witch .

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