Thursday, June 19, 2008
Legend of the Falls
The name Iguaçu comes from the Guarani Indians meaning big water: with 275 separate waterfalls -- its aptly named. Doug Taron of Gossamer Tapestry gets the Golden Globe award for correctly guessing the destination from an earlier post. Good sleuthing Doug.
Guarani legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. Well, beautiful falls or not, I am on the clock -- I'll post more images of the falls later this weeks along with some interesting mammals, birds and an especially cool butterfly for Doug. Adeu.
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