The parrots in disguise. Legend of Ecuador for children
Legends are very old stories that are passed on from generation to generation as part of a culture. There are fascinating legends from each country where the ancestors tried to explain through imagination and imagination different characteristics of animals, nature or the sky. With this beautiful le
Legends are very old stories that are passed on from generation to generation as part of a culture. There are fascinating legends from each country where the ancestors tried to explain through imagination and imagination different characteristics of animals, nature or the sky.
With this beautiful legend that comes from Ecuador, 'The disguised parrots', the children will learn the sense of kindness, solidarity and gratitude.The legend of disguised parrots, a story from Ecuador for children
There is a well-known legend from Ecuador, that after the universal flood, two brothers, a boy and a girl, were saved, who decided to take refuge in a magical mountain.
And this mountain was magical because it grew as the waters advanced, leaving an island that never covered. The children were sheltered in a cave on that island, but then they realized that they did not have anything to eat.
How could they survive in that inhospitable cave? For several days they toured the small island, looking for food, but could not find anything. But at last one afternoon, when they returned to the cave, they discovered a mountain of fresh leaves with fruit, meat, corn and all the food they had dreamed during all these hard days of hunger and despair. From then on, every day, upon awakening, they found all those foods. And they did not know how they got there! The children were dying of curiosity to see who brought these delicacies. Willing to discover it, they hid among some bushes.
They were willing to see who was saving their lives. Al And after a while, suddenly they saw a couple of macaws arrive, bright and happy colors, disguised as people. The children came out of hiding, but could not stand the laughter and some words of mockery to see the birds disguised in that way. The macaws, angry, took the food and decided not to return.
The children understood that they had been ungrateful. They spent all day shouting for forgiveness, so that the animals could listen to them. The parrots returned, they pardoned the children and they became their friends.
Several days went by, and the water moved away little by little. The children wanted to return to their cabin, and decided to return but with one of the macaw friends. But when going down, something surprising happened: the whole flock of parrots followed his companion. When arriving at the town, totally empty after the flood, the parrots became very happy and beautiful people, and the town recovered its life again.
(Story based on the Ecuadorian legend of 'The disguised parrots'). Reading comprehension questions for your child Help your child understand the meaning of this beautiful legend that speaks of solidarity and gratitude. You can help with these questions:
- How did the two children manage to save themselves? - When they discovered who brought them food, they laughed ... why?
- What happened when they returned to the village?