Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Indigenous Stories > Tehuelche > Kospi

Kospi was admired by the Tehuelches for her beauty. One day, Karut (thunder, the Lord of the Mountains) kidnapped her and took her to the mountains, where he hid her away in the crevasse of a glacier. Kospi screamed for help, but no one heard her. Fall passed, then winter. When spring came, the meltwater ran down the mountain and Kospi, how transformed into water herself, slid down the mountainside all the way to the plains, where she nourished the roots of the plants. The sun shone on her droplets and the land was blanketed with flowers, each petal holding a tiny part of the beautiful Kospi.

Mitos de Chile.
Diccionario de seres, magias y encantos.
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