Legends are very old stories that come to us from far corners of the planet and that are passed down from generation to generation. Many of them are related to the most important values. Others tell us extraordinary stories full of fantasy. In this case, 'La mazorca de oro' is an original legend fro
Legends are very old stories that come to us from far corners of the planet and that are passed down from generation to generation. Many of them are related to the most important values. Others tell us extraordinary stories full of fantasy.
In this case, 'La mazorca de oro' is an original legend from Peru that tells us about the value of effort. He who strives and perseveres, reaps the fruits. You can also take advantage of this story to reflect with the children on the importance of helping and collaborating at home: among all, many more benefits are achieved.
Legend of the golden cob to talk about the value of effort with children
There is a very old legend from Peru that there was once a very poor peasant family, composed of marriage and five children. They barely had enough to eat, and they survived thanks to a field of corn. With the corn they made cakes and bread with which they could eat and part of the corn that was left over, they sold it in the afternoons in the market.
However, the only one who worked in that family was the mother. She took care of, collecting, cooking and selling corn. She also took the house, and sent each adía to their children to the school. Meanwhile, the husband rejoiced without doing anything at all.
One day, the girl was really exhausted, and could not collect enough corn. When counting, he realized that that day he could not make enough bread to eat, let alone bring corn to the market to bring a few coins. Desconsolada, cried and cried ... If her husband helped her, they could join forces and collect much more corn, but she would not get it, because he was very selfish and preferred to spend his time to take quiet walks in the countryside. What could I do?
And when the woman, already desperate, was going to retire to bed, she discovered that something shone very strongly in the middle of the big pile of corn. At first he thought it was a flash of the sun. Besides, when she was crying, the flash was blurry ... But when she got away from there, she turned around and looked again. Then he realized that it was night, so it could not be a ray of sunshine. He searched the pile of corn for what it could be. Pero - But ... - the peasant said in a low voice-
You can not be ... if it is a golden ear! Effectively, among all the other ears, one composed of golden grains looked very strong. It was an authentic ear of gold. And what did the girl do? She ran to find her husband to give her the good news.
He, who as always, was sleeping in the hammock, was startled to see that. El The great God had rewarded his wife for being so good and hardworking!
He knelt down and asked for forgiveness. He promised that from now on he would help him in everything. They sold the corn, and with the money they got they planted more corn, they fixed the house and bought new clothes for their children. From then on, the man began to work in the fields with his wife, and his benefits doubled.
They never went hungry again and they were very, very happy. Reading comprehension questions for your child Has your child understood the message of this Peruvian legend? Check with these questions:
1. What did the family live on? How did they get money?
2. Who was in charge of the house in the corn field? What was the husband doing?
3. What did the woman find one day among the corn harvested?
4. What happened when you explained to your husband what you had found?