Vanity is often punished with loneliness. Or have you seen many proud and vain people surrounded by real friends? This is what this beautiful Peruvian legend tells us, which also tells us, in the form of a story, how the first starfish was born. Discover values thanks to Latin American stories and
Vanity is often punished with loneliness. Or have you seen many proud and vain people surrounded by real friends? This is what this beautiful Peruvian legend tells us, which also tells us, in the form of a story, how the first starfish was born.
Discover values thanks to Latin American stories and legends. With this legend, 'The princess Acafala', your son will understand why he should not be vain and of course, why it is more important to take care of inner beauty against external beauty.
Princess Acafala, legend about vanity to educate children
Legend has it that once a princess was born as beautiful as the stars. Según And as he grew, his beauty increased. She was dark, her hair was black as jet, and her skin was dark and velvet-smooth. Everyone adored her, because she was also smart and very smart. The princess, whose name was Acafala, caused admiration todos and everyone fell down before her beauty. However, Aca Princess Acafala had a defect: she thought herself so and so beautiful, that she even competed with the moon , the sun and the rainbow. I walked along the beach challenging the sea: ¿- Do not you see that I am more beautiful than you? - he said.
His parents presented him without success dozens of suitors. The Princess Acafala rejected them all, because she could not feel any more love than she felt for herself. He loved himself too much! Her parents, one day, told her that she should choose a husband, that there were many people with many gifts and values. But she,full of vanity and arrogance, escaped, and went to the beach.
- Look at me, stars! Look at me well! - he shouted to the sky- Am I not beautiful? Why do my parents insist on marrying anyone? Nobody will ever be able to overcome my beauty! I just want you to admire me, nothing more!
The stars, hearing that, and surprised by such vanity, decided to teach her a lesson,and transformed her into a star, but not into one like them, but into a star that would have to live forever at the bottom of the sea, in the midst of a deep darkness and away from everyone. Así And that's how the first starfish was born
, a beautiful star, with beautiful colors, but far from all eyes and lonely, very lonely.
Questions to know if your son understood the legend of The Princess Acafala Check if your son understood the message of this beautiful Peruvian legend. We help you to improve your child's reading comprehension and to reflect with him on the essential values that this short story conveys
short with these questions:1. How was the princess Acafala?
2. What defect did he have?
3. Why never accept any suitor? 4. What did the stars do to punish her?