MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Here is a list of the different myths and legends.

If you don't want to read, there is also a video at the end of each entry.

The Colo colo

06.12.2018

The Colo colo or Colocolo is a mythical creature that resembles a snake with the head of a rooster. This creature is born from the egg of an old chicken or a red rooster. Unlike others, this egg is grey, and its diameter doesn't exceed 1cm. When the Colo colo emerges from its egg, it looks like a worm and...

The Tue tue

06.12.2018

The Tue tue is an evil bird and it´s presence it's a sing of death. It is said that you can't see it, but you can hear it and its signature singing "tue tue". This creature is a powerful sorcerer who metamorphoses into it. When the noises of this creature sound like laments, it's the sign that an adult is...

The Pincoya

06.12.2018

After the Huenchula ran from her parent's house with the remains of her daughter. She went to the ocean to meet her husband, the king of the ocean, the Millalobo, and tell him what happened. After telling her story, the Millalobo presented her a wooden vessel with her daughter. Noticing that her daughter was safe, she decided to name her...

The Huenchula

06.12.2018

The Huenchula was a girl who lived in Cucao lake with her parents. She was a beautiful girl and every man in the neighbor village felt admiration for her. Her mother gave her the task to bring water from the lake every day, a task the Huenchula diligently did, until an animal, like a sea lion, began to stalk her....

The Alicanto

06.12.2018

The Alicanto is a mythical bird that appears in the north of Chile, and its presence usually represents good luck. It's a giant golden bird that only appears in the nights and guide lost travelers with the shine of his feathers to a safe place. This creature lives in the mountains were precious metals, like gold and silver can be...

The Caleuche

05.11.2018

The Caleuche is a mythological ship that crosses the seas of the south of Chile. There are many interpretations of this myth. One of them is that in the Caleuche there are parties with plenty of luxuries and with a seemingly polite crew. Another one, is that the Caleuche attract people with its music to enslave them for eternity. While...

The Copihue is the Chilean national flower and because it's an endangered species, its protected from being cut or sold. There is a legend about the origin of this flower that comes from the Mapuche and it starts like this: long ago, when the Pehuenches and Mapuches lived in the land of Arauco, there was a princess from the Mapuche...

In the city of Salamanca, in a cave known as the Raja of Manquehua, the souls of defunct sorcerers reunite in the name of the Devil. They use their black magic to create luxuries for their celebrations like exotic food, gold and jewels, also they use it to cast snakes to guard the entrance of the cave. Novice sorcerers are...

The Trauco

31.10.2018

The Trauco is a mythological creature that inhabits the forests of Chiloe. He is an ugly man whose stature doesn't exceed 1 meter (around 3,3 feet). He doesn't have feet, only legs, and it's because of this that he uses a walking stick called pahueldún. He also carries a magical stone axe that uses to cut down a tree whit...

El Cuero

31.10.2018

El Cuero (The Leather), also known as "El Cuero Vivo" (The Living Leather) is a mythological creature that inhabits the sea and some rivers of Chile and the south of Argentina. Its name comes from the fact that it looks like an extended piece of leather from a cow floating in the water with teeth like protuberances in its edges...