Los que saben de estas cosas cuentan que, hace más de mil años, los guaraníes iniciaron una larga migración hacia el sur desde el corazón de las selvas sudamericanas: quizás desde la meseta del Mato Grosso, donde se separan las aguas que se encauzan hacia el norte, hacia las selvas amazónicas, y las que descienden hacia el sur, a la cuenca del plata; o quizás desde más al Norte todavía.
Pero dejemos hablar a los guaraníes, ellos mismo nos contarán su origen.
domingo, 24 de abril de 2016
. The sun and the moon – A Guaraní legend
When GodTupá (God in Guaraní) created the first couple, He left them on Earth. The man
prepared the soil and the woman planted corn with so they could have food to eat. One day the
man departed but the woman, inspired by the child in her womb, followed him through the
jungle, where a hungry jaguar killed her, but from her belly twins boys were born. Their name
were Erekeí and Erevuí. They were raised among beasts until becoming men. One day, Añá, the
devil came and took them to his hut where Añá’s (devil in Guaraní), beautiful young daughter
lived. Meanwhile, the three of them fled leaving the devil with his schemes, as GodTupá
was calling them with a very loud voice. They found God, who was represented as a kindly old
man, who asked them what their wishes were. - I want to be the light - Erekeí said, - then you’ll
be the sun! God answered. - I love the light in the shadows -, Erevú added – , then you’ll be the
moon - replied again Tupá God-. So, these two stars were created, to which, according to the
Guaraní’s story, they always have to solemnly salute the two stars, especially the
sun, from the beginning of time. According to the Guaraní people, the major celestial bodies
which are observed with the naked eye, were born in a very peculiar way. So for example,
Kuarahy (the Sun) is the product of the union between Ñamandu (God, our father), and Ñande Sy
(our mother), who dies during childbirth of Kuarahy (the sun). Under the energetic influx of
Kuarahy (the sun) on the bones of his mother, Jasy (the Moon) is born, and a reason why is that
as we approach the date of death of Ñande Sy (our mother), Jasy (the moon) loses strength
(waning moon) to disappear and reoccur in the sunburst. The new moon is the manner of
remembering that birth.