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Curupira is the protector of the forest. He has red hair, and his feet are facing backwards. This means that his tracks always lead away from his actual location. The legend states that he loves tobacco and alcohol, specifically cachaça. In order to appease him, those who ventured into the forest would leave offerings ofContinue reading “Netflix’s Invisible City Part 4: Curupira”
Iara is the siren-firgure of Brazilian folklore. The legend states that she was an accomplished warrior and daughter of an Amazonian shaman. Her skills easily surpassed those of her jealous brothers, so they conspired to kill her. They were no match for Iara, and she ended up killing them both. As a punishment for killingContinue reading “Netflix’s Invisible City Part 3: Iara”
When I was little, my family would tell me that if I did not behave, Thelma Harper from Mama’s Family would come and get me. For some reason, that seemed to work for a while. Although now, perversely, Mama’s Family is still one of my favorite shows. Aross many cultures, parents rely on traditional monstersContinue reading “Netflix’s Invisible City, Part 2: The Cuca”
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