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AndrewWoldemar

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21Abril2015

Pascana (Legend of Cardn)

CardnisaspeciesofgiantcactusesthatarecommoninTucumn,inthenorthwestof
Argentina.TheAymaras,anindigenouscommunityintheAndes,tellthemythicalstorywhy
thesethelargecactusgrowsintheprovince.
Twoyounglovers,KewaylAmatuaandPascana,whowereforbiddentogetmarriedbythetribal
chiefandfatherofPascana.The
cacique
wantedhertomarryastronghunterfromthetribe,so
theyranawaytothemountainstogether.
OndiscoveringPascanasdisappearance,herfatherorderedhismentosearchforherinthe
mountainsandbringherhome.Exhaustedfromrunning,andknowingtheycouldgonofurther,
thefleeingcouplecalledonthedeviltohidethem,butitwasinreturnfortakingtheirsouls.
Finally,Pachamama,thegoddessoftheland,tookpityontheloversandenvelopedKewayl
Amatuaintotheground,disguisinghimasacactus.Shereunitedhimwithhisloverbyplacing
thespiritofPascanainsidetheplantKewaylAmatuagrewthornsinordertoprotectPascana,
butthatdoesnotpreventherfromoccasionallyemergingtoenjoythelandscapeintheformofa
cactusflower.