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Tres Cuentos Podcast

50 EpisodesProduced by Carolina Quiroga-StultzWebsite

The bilingual podcast dedicated to the diverse narratives of Latin America.


15- Myths of Creation - When the Ancestors Came From the Skies - Warao/Venezuela/Brazil

The first myth tells that long time ago people lived in the skies until a hunter found a window that led him to discover another wonderful world. In the afterword, we explore more about the beliefs of ethnic group of the Warao people. We finalize the program by telling a second story that assures that the ancestors came from the underworld and that they were very different from today’s humans; they were so ugly that they even had horns and tails.

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1.      Digital PDF:  Mitos fundantes en la fuerza espiritual de los Warao de Venezuela escrito por Jenny González Muñoz. Publicado en Patrimonio y Memoria São Paulo, Unesp, v. 10, n. 2, p. 91-106, julho-dezembro, 2014.

2.      Tales from the Rain Forest. Myths and Legends from the Amazonian Indians of Brazil. Retold by Mercedes Dotson and Jeanne Wilson. Published by Ecco Press.

3.      Digital PDF: Mitos de creación de la cuenca del Orinoco por Ronny Velázquez. Publicado por Fundación Editorial El perro y la rana, 2017 (digital)

4.      Digital PDF: The Orinoco Delta.  Land of  the Warao. Cultural Heritage  Conservation and  Sustainability, texto por  Laura  Ruiz   

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