Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

Long before people could read or write they passed stories on by word of mouth. Every time they were told, they changed a little. From these ever-changing tales, myths and legends were born. Peru is no exception and many tales, myths and legends were composed in verse, which made them easier to remember.
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The Dancing Fox

The Dancing Fox

Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales
Foxes love to dance. They dance in the dark with young women who slip quietly from their beds and come running out into the night. But the fox who dances must wear a disguise.
The Mouse Husband

The Mouse Husband

Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales
A mouse fell in love with a pretty young woman and changed himself into a slender young man, long-faced, however, and with tiny, bright eyes. He spoke with a thin, whistling voice, and his manners were excellent.
The Grateful Dove

The Grateful Dove

Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales
Once there were two bad boys who liked to torture animals. They hated to work in the vegetable patch, and they did not care to do chores for their old parents. They wanted to do no work at all. One day they ran away from home, bringing along their little brother, whom they had tricked with false ...
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