Historias Fantásticas del Caquetá

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Caquetá has a great variety of activities to do, places to visit, exquisite gastronomy to try, history to know, and tourist biodiversity to visit. The history Caquetense, history that envelops, that captivates, that has caught more than one tourist. This history involves ethnic, religious variety, customs, traditions, forms of life and natural wealth. And within this history of the Caquetá, we find its myths and legends, magnificent stories, interesting, curious, magical and mystical for the tourist to know more deeply our history.

In our extensive list of mythical creatures and magic legends we find:

The Leprechaun

It is said of a being described as a very small child carrying a giant hat. It pursues children of admirable presence, especially those with blonde hair. Their style of conquest are the gifts and toys that offers to them to attract them and finally steal them from their parents.

"The goblin" then takes them to the jungle; if they are sought and found, they must be bathed with holy water because the children carried by the "elf" become wild. The way to prevent the action of "the goblin" when noticing its presence is to cut the hair of the persecuted person, because it only looks at him who is chosen to be kidnapped.

The tunjo de oro

Grandparents say that it was a chance of good or bad luck. It was a newborn child whose crying was heard. The person who heard it was alone and in the proper place to be heard on the banks of the rivers.

If the persecuted person was brave, he would go to the place where the crying came from, he could find it, and then he had to break his little finger in one attempt. If he succeeded, a shell of gold remained at his disposal. Failure to hit when breaking his finger, the person who tried it would receive a tremendous beating.1

The Bad Chicken

Legend has it that the Evil Chicken or Bad Chicken is an evil spirit that pours through the fields late at night and especially when people gather to play cards, tell jokes, drink liquor or another offensive act. That person who imitates or mocks the Piar of this evil being, will be attacked shortly by him. It is said that when you hear his song in the distance, it is because in itself is very close, but, if you listen close, the spirit of this malevolent being is very far. On the other hand, they say that when you go down a road and you hear yourself singing in front of you, it is better not to continue that road, since you are more than seen, that in this way awaits you problems or very unpleasant moments.

the 1930s in the village of Venice and on the banks of the river Orteguaza there was a cave known as Los Alares, which served as a room to Maria La boa Maria Jova

By Jova, an immense good. No one had ever seen her, but they said that she was several meters away and that when she decided to attack, she turned canoes and sank with them in a mortal embrace.

One fine day, a well-known resident of the place called Jorge Hermida received a message in which he was notified of the visit of some important relatives of his. The news was an event in that hamlet where nothing ever happened. To pick up his relatives, Jorge Hermida had to cross the river to reach the port where the canoes arrived, crossing Los Alares. Embarked and approaching his destination, he and the boga noticed with terror that the waves began to rise as the water entered the boat. By commending themselves to the Virgin of the Miracles and seizing the roots of the shore, they saved the life. "This time, I just wanted to play," they thought.

Since then, the other settlers attributed to Jorge Hermida a special protection of the Virgin of the Miracles, and until powers granted by that boa. The cave was dynamited by the military when the Colombian-Peruvian War of 1932-1933 ended.

The maiden of El Encanto

As "El Encanto" was baptized the bridge built on the river Hacha, to allow the passage of the inhabitants of the capital of the Caqueta to the rest of the population located to the south of the department. This place of charm without equal offered an air of tranquility and freshness. The crystalline waters of the river formed in the upper part a backwater next to a great and beautiful rock.

In the evenings a beautiful maiden appeared. She was saddened, sitting by the root of a dry tree near the riverbank. She was so charming that, as she looked at her beauty, time went by unnoticed. Everything was a real charm. The bus and truck drivers were always the weakest and did not control their desire to approach. When this happened, she asked to be given the opportunity to take a ride in the car. For a few minutes he smiled without saying a word, but at the slightest neglect he became a skeleton. The shock deprived the driver, causing accidents.


The madremonte is considered like a very slender woman, loves and guardian of the forest. Its mission is to prevent human abuse against wildlife, and for this reason its favorite prey were always hunters. In the afternoon hours when the sun declines and the song of the birds ceases to be listened to, it is easy to care for the mountain. When it surprises the hunters, in a stealthy and flirtatious way it approaches them and it leads them to the thickness of the mount where it makes them dizzy until fainting which they wake up after a few hours making them believe that it was only a hallucination. His costume is litter and just looking at it, enchants and enchants.

The Devil's Mule

Seen by many people who walked at night. They say that the devil's mule is well rigged, that the brake and the harnesses sound to him and that its feet when rubbing with the stones produce great sparks. It was generally believed that these mules were women who had sinned with priests and became ill in the time of the holy week. In addition, it was said that you could not make arepas because in them was marked the trail of a mule.

The red doll

Very close to the streams in cozy and well-groomed places to which the children go to play, a red doll is hidden that, with natural forces and carried by the wind, is always ready to watch and frighten those who intend to do harm to nature.1

La Patasola

The Patasola or Pata alone was a young woman with bad temper and bad feelings. One day, he took his little sister by the hand, pulling her and making her stumble over everything in her path. Crossing a river, he stepped on a smooth stone, fell on his ax, and cut his foot completely. With fury he got up and killed the life of his sister, whom he accused of guilty.

His spirit dwells in the thick tangle of the virgin forest, on the summits of the plain. With the only leg that has advanced with astonishing speed. It is the endangered most feared by settlers, miners, hunters, walkers, farmers and woodcutters. Some adventurers say that she presents herself as a beautiful woman who calls them and attracts them to make them fall in love, but she advances into the darkness of the forest where she leads them with her lascivious eyes, until she becomes a horrible woman with eyes of fire, a disproportionate mouth where feline teeth appear and a short and disheveled hair that falls on the face to hide its ugliness

The Legend of the Chaira Goddess

The legend of the goddess of the Chaira has occurred in time not determined in the bosom of a tribe that to habit the banks of the river Caguán, affluent of the yapura river Caquetá today.

Tradition tells that the region was inhabited by the tribal family of the octagenarian "piranga" and had been cursed by its god. As a "piranga", he was very old, he had to surrender the throne of his eldest son for which his son began the ceremonial with two purposes: to abdicate and to celebrate the supreme rite of forgiveness.

As was the custom, the best of women should be sacrificed to beg for God's forgiveness. The great cacique bowed reverently over the sparkling fire, littered with doncello wood and sticks of roses. I trouble the Yajé brew ritual with eagerness. The rest of the tribe curled up in impressive choir sang the Zuúu, chant heard only in this ceremony.

The paya or wizard personified in this ceremony to "Yarupayí" the bad god and took in his arms to the smaller daughter of the cacique who for being maiden had to be sacrificed so that "Usianamú" the supreme god of the huitotos, grant the pardon to his father and hang from blessings to the successor.

The Quinceañera Tayarú, the cacique's beloved daughter was dressed in the long journey she would undertake, for her spirit was destined to serve as a slave to the "Chaira" son of "Usianamú."

Slowly the sorcerer set her at the stake; a scream of terror and pain wanted to escape when the body of Tayarú disappears leaving a trail of light.

In a distant place on the steep breasts of the "Ariari" macarena, younger brother of Chaira, I travel to choose the place of reign and dominion of his brother, in that place he saw one morning, with surprise, that from the liquid surface of the lake emerged a woman's body that was retouching the branches of the trees with delicate and other flowering parasites, mysteriously arousing the lagoon.

In the Chaira lagoon, the new cacique wielded his adoration of the supreme god "Chaira" to be stripped before the end of the third moon at the end of winter, everything was ready for the great wedding.

"Usianamú" supreme god initiates the ceremony and when Chairá rises from the nuptial throne to receive his wife, the silhouette of the woman emerges again slowly rising from the waters, was the same one that in the previous mornings had decorated the place.

Tayarú Tayarú ... I scream the Chairá and I abandon definitively the throne. This attitude, cost him the condemnation of living forever in the lagoon. No one has ever seen chaira again; while Tayaru, the daughter of piranga, have seen her stir the waters and sing the tu-uuu that would sing her day of sacrifice.

Mijina, the Goddess Andaquí

There existed Taita god, father and goddess Luna, known as the magnificent, they in spiritual and mutual relation brought to this relation a feminine stem with superior characteristics, whose name symbolizes "Earth". She was born from the light of a star to the virgin protection and company of the sun and took as her name Mijina, "Goddess Andaquí".

The story maintains that the soil or the Andaquí territory was silent and lifeless. This fact creates the imminent need to dialogue with the superior beings, "Savior Spirits", so that they send supernatural forces and help to solve the earthly phenomenon.

Asajué, supreme god known as Taita Father who sent the hard cacique, with the dimension of Arcángel to bring a tribal family: the Andaquí, where they announced the advent to this world of a daughter of God, capable of fertilizing and enriching the floor that he stepped on. She, by the name of Mijina, was to be a paragon of perfection, delicate and fine, of splendid beauty, with particular skill, skill and mastery in all its aspects, as a goddess had to do.

Mijina had a brother, whom his father gave him special supernatural powers: he was a healer, he dominated the snakes and eliminated the effect of the deadly poison; oriented and dominated the currents of the winds and as a consequence, the waters of the region Anda chemistry were managed by him. The family of Mínima was invincible, nobody surrendered them; constituted the race most fierce and dominant that existed the prairie of the dams

The Laguna Guaycabá

The Coreguajes lived on the river banks of the region. For that time also inhabited other tribes that did not look with good eyes to the communities Koreaguajes. The cacique Guaycabá lived very jealous of that his brothers of blood met with the other tribes.

Jurewati, daughter of Guaycabá, used to go out to pick peanuts and wild grapes with another friend. One afternoon when Jurewati and her friend were collecting grapes, a warrior from another neighboring tribe named Juereño passed by, who fixed his eyes on the princess and greeted her by bowing her head and bending the blowpipe. Jurewati replied with a smile to the greeting of the neighbor Aboriginal. From that day, every day they saw each other in the same place, and exchanged greeting and smile.

After several days, Juereño appeared to ask for the hand of the princess. The cacique Guaycabá was enraged and ordered to tie the young man in an anthill, where he died from the pain and itching. Princess Jurewati died of moral grief beside the body of her beloved. Upon receiving the news, Guaycabá repented and made peace with the neighboring tribes and buried the two corpses of the beloved in one place.

They say that Guaycabá sat next to the tomb and cried so much, that the lagoon that today bears his name formed with his tears. They say that on the nights of full moon they see Guaycabá crying beside the lagoon and that, by that time, the water of the lagoon tastes like tears.

Fuente: https://es.wikipedia.org