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The Amazon rainforest also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 km2 (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 km2 (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations.
Artist rendering of the Curupira
“Here in the forest, the Tupi tell it’s also home of demons who they call Curupira, whose attack natives on sight and everely wonds them, but don’t kill”.
My maternal family comes from the interior of Pará, where I live. Supernatural things are often heard, especially years ago, when, back then, electricity was still something unusual. Almost ten years ago, my uncle and my grandfather, who still lived in the interior, sent word to my grandmother here in the capital, and told her a story that had mobilized all the relatives and residents for days on end.
On an ordinary day, my uncle and his family performed their daily chores normally, without noticing that one of their four-year-old sons moved away from the house to the woods behind the house. How and why the child left, until then was a mystery. Time passed and whe they realized something was wrong, they went to the neighbors to ask if anyone had seen the child. Anything. Nobody saw. The community then mobilized to search for the child, as there was no police available on the region.
Three days went by and nothing came of the child, until that, at the end of the third day afternoon, in the middle of the forest, the child appeared walking towards his house, all dirty on soil and with some leaves and flowers on his hair, wearing only underware and disheveled. She was holding a vine, curiously seemed to have been tied to the trunk of the tree closest to the house until losing sight of what was inside. Everyone rushed to aid the child, who was in fact unharmed and calm. After the care was taken they asked to the child what had happened. That's where the heard strangest thing ever.
According to the child, she got lost in the woods, when he began crying for help, then, the child told he was helped by the woman with "backwards feet" and that he followed her into the woods. He said that this woman took him inside a tree, where her house was, and there she took care of him as his mother. He also said that she made a bed of leaves and that it was she who guided him back home ... He described the woman as having red hair.
It is curious, because everyone believed that it was the Curupira, a creature of the same characteristics from the story, and that had already been sighted by hunters in the region, since it was once a common activity in the interiors for subsistence.
A statue of the Curupira
It was six o'clock on a Friday afternoon, and a bad hunting day. I was on my way when I heard other hunters saying that they saw a small brunette girl with long hair, whom they said it was a Caipora.
Either way, I decided to wait on top of a tree to hunt a deer, after a while i checked the ground when I noticed that two "caboclinhos" appeared, cutting the tree down me. They were terrifying, with red hair, big eyes and scary faces while whistling to me. I didn’t think twice, I jumped from the tree and ran as fast as I could back home. I was completely terrified by the experience. The next day I returned to the place, carrying a piece of smoke, and noticed the tree was the same, that is, it had not been cut. From that day on, I never saw the creature anymore, but i always remember it’s whistle.
originally posted by: wylekat
The face of the statue looks exactly like Chewbacca.
... The sexual prowess of the Tokoloshe is well noted – Berglund’s informants stated that he “has an exceedingly large male member which, due to its size, has to be carried over the shoulders and around the neck”.
So how could mom's funny threats about El Dueno del Monte scare anyone and keep him out of the bush? El Dueno del Monte was another name given to El Duende. Those who saw him said he was about 3 feet tall and wore a wide brimmed hat. Sometimes he wore a red hat and animal skins for clothing. Dad said that El Duende protected the animals in the bush and would get very angry when little boys killed birds without a reason.
originally posted by: CreationBro
a reply to: GuidedKill
Ill fire up the grille...