Chilean Mythology

Alicanto

Alicanto

Alicanto ORIGIN: South America The Alicanto, a magical, nocturnal bird, looks nondescript in daylight, but at night, golden light gleams ...
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Caleuche

Caleuche

Caleuche In the folklore of the Araucanian Indians of Chile, a witch boat, seen illuminated at night, carrying fishermen to ...
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Camahueto

Camahueto

Camahueto In the folklore of the Araucanian Indians of Chile, a sea monster who wrecks large boats. SOURCE: Encyclopedia of ...
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Cherruve

Cherruve

Cherruve In the folklore of the Araucanian Indians of Chile, the spirits of shooting stars. SOURCE: Encyclopedia of World Mythology ...
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Cherufe

Cherufe

Cherufe In Mapuche mythology there is a demon named Cherufe that lives in the magma pools of the volcanoes in ...
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Chonchon

Chonchon

The Araucanian Indians of Chile have the belief that through a mere act of will, a person can become a ...
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Guallipen

Guallipen

Guallipen (Huallepen) In the folklore of the Araucanian Indians of Chile, a fantastic amphibious animal. It has the head of ...
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Guecubu

Guecubu

Guecubu In the Mapuche mythology of Chile, South America, comes a species of demonic spirits known as guecubu. They do ...
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Invunche

Invunche

Invunche (Een-IWN-che) Of all the vampiric beings, creations, and creatures, the invunche is perhaps the most pitiable. In Chile a ...
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Pincoya

Pincoya

Pincoya is the ocean goddess of Chiloé, the “Enchanted Island,” located five hundred miles south of Santiago off Chile’s Pacific ...
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