This beautiful legend explains why owls are so elusive birds that only come out at night . A curious Latin American story that also brings essential values to children. The history of the Múcaro, a typical owl of Puerto Rico, will make children reflect on the value of generosity, solidarity and, o
This beautiful legend explains why owls are so elusive birds that only come out at night. A curious Latin American story that also brings essential values to children.
The history of the Múcaro, a typical owl of Puerto Rico, will make children reflect on the value of generosity, solidarity and, on the other hand, pride and vanity. Take advantage of his teachings to educate your son in values.
The Múcaro, Latin American legend about solidarity and pride
Of all the owls that inhabit the Earth, the Múcaro is perhaps the most curious. He only lives in Puerto Rico. He has very round and small eyes and he likes to sing a lot. And there is a beautiful legend about this bird, which is told to the children of Puerto Rico and explains why this bird only goes out at night. It says like this:
Elders say that a long, long time ago, una a fun party was held every year in a forest on the island of Puerto Rico. All the animals came to the party . There he sang, danced and played until dawn. But the party had to be organized, and each year, that honor fell to a group of animals. They say that that year, it was the birds' turn.So the birds, days before the party, met in an assembly to decide who would be responsible for each of the activities:
the one in charge of taking the invitations in time would be the very quick red-tailed eagle, ense and then started. The red-tailed eagle went from house to house, delivering the invitation to the party. But when he arrived at the house of the múro, at dusk, he was found naked. He gave him a lot of trouble! Even so he called him: - Hey, múcaro! I bring you the invitation for the party. But the múca almost did not flinch and said:
- Buah! Leave it out there.
And the red-tailed eagle was very surprised ...
- But múro, what's wrong with you? And why are you naked?
The múro, ashamed, replied:
The truth is that I have nothing to wear.
That's why I can not go to the party ... The red-tailed eagle was shocked by the situation of the little owl, and it occurred to him to summon an emergency meeting between the birds that afternoon. He told them everything that had happened, and they all agreed to solve it.
- Between all we can help you! - Said the robin totally convinced. - Yes! - added the parrot- If each one of us took off a pen, we can make a suit to the múcaro! And when the party is over, we will ask you to return the pens. What do you think?
They all agreed. They felt it was the least they could do to help their friend. So
each bird was plucking a feather with its beak
. They were put in a bag and the red-tailed eagle took care to take them to the múro. When he got home, he said: - Hey, Múcaro, we've found a way to come to the party:Each of the birds has decided to leave you a feather so you can make yourself a beautiful costume of colors.
The múcaro was really excited, so much, that he could not contain the tears. ¡- Thank you very much! - He said excitedly- They are beautiful! - You will undoubtedly wear the most beautiful outfit! The only condition is that you return them to their owners at the end of the party.
- Sure - answered the múcaro - No problem. I'll return them after the party.
The mourn was all day sewing his suit, and arrived just in time for the party.
It was a really beautiful outfit, the most beautiful
, and everyone looked at him in amazement.
The múro began to feel admired. Yes ... he felt really handsome. He loved his suit! So he was bragging all night, in front of all the animals. However, he knew perfectly well that this costume would not be forever, so as time went by, he would become increasingly burdened ...I did not want to return that suit that cost so much to sew!
It occurred to him that if he secretly escaped from there, nobody would ask him for the feathers, so in a moment of forgetfulness, checking before anyone observed him, he left the party and went into the forest.
When the party ended, the animals went to look for the múro so that the feathers were returned ... but they did not find him! They went to his house ... and he was not! The múcaro had disappeared. And they never saw him again.
And older people count that even today, the birds of the island of Puerto Rico are still looking for the múcaro. But the robber bird hides very well and only goes out at night so that no one will discover him.
Reading comprehension questions for your child Will you have understood the message of this beautiful legend of Puerto Rico your son? Discover it helped by these questions:
- How is the múcaro?
- Why was he naked?
- How do the rest of the birds decide to help?
- What did the múro have to do at the end of the party?
- What did the múcaro do when the party ended?
- What did you do so that you would never be found again?