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Timeless Stories of El Salvador, Children's Edition

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Have you ever wondered how to share the magic of Salvadoran Fairytales and Legends with your children, but you don't know how? What if you could do it all at once in English and Spanish? 馃 Today, I'm bringing you a Virtual Book that you can share with your beloved ones and show them the magic of El Salvador 馃獎. You can explore a piece of the Salvadoran traditions, landscapes, locations, and four beautiful stories: Tangaloa, "The Guardian of the Sea," Cipitio, Tenancin, and the Dwarf. Feel free to share them with your beloved ones. And if you read more and enjoy quality time with your children, feel free to read the extended editions: Timeless Stories of El Salvador

The Ugly Baby

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On January 13, 2001, an earthquake hit Santa Tecla badly. The following days were full of terror. The strong aftershocks that followed the first earthquake led thousands of families to sleep with clothes, and shoes very close to the exit of their homes. No one knew what could happen next. The fear was so massive since hundreds of people had died because of a landslide in the Las Colinas neighborhood. This situation brought new rumors to the Salvadoran minds. They discovered that just hours after the first earthquake, a horrendous boy was born in Zacatecoluca. Plus, he had predicted a new tragedy was coming on February 13. The newborn had scared the entire medical staff because of his ugliness. Some believed it was the same Antichrist because he had horns and a tail. One of the nurses was so shocked that she exclaimed, "What an ugly child!" Figure 1. The ugly baby. Immediately after the nurse’s words, a frightening voice coming from the newborn answered: "The ugliest even

The Chupacabra

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Everything started in 1995 in Puerto Rico. A new beast arrived from nowhere on that island and started to suck the blood of all farm animals leaving their bloodless corpses only. The beast looked like a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines running from the neck to the base of the tail (figure 1). It was a scary beast that the locals called the Chupacabra. Figure 1. The Chupacabra.   ¹ The beast or beasts (because it seemed it had siblings) started to teleport and move across Latin America and the US, reaching one terrible night in 1996, the Elias Village in San Vicente, El Salvador. On that night, a goat around 6 months old appeared dead with serious wounds caused by unknown fangs around its neck and forelimbs. What’s more, its third leg was broken savagely leaving it without bloodlessness. The goat was discovered by its owner (the Granados Family) after he heard uncommon noises that sound from a faraway land. Also, he noticed that the rest of his goats were r

The S.S. Douglas

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Around 20 years ago at the beginning of the 2000s, some fishermen started to hear some uncommon voices from the sea, to be precise Los C贸banos Beach. The fishermen were frightened by its voices. One of them recalled that his grandfather had told him that a ship had sunk on their coasts in 1890. The ship was called S.S. Douglas. This was a beautiful and imponent English ship. His grandfather had also told him that the S.S. Douglas had sunk while carrying a shipment of 10,000 bags of golden coffee to Hamburg, Germany. That day was quite windy, and the storms were stronger than forcing the S.S. Douglas to collide off with Punta Remedios twelve miles from the Port of Acajutla. A place that since pre-Hispanic times has been important for trade and fishing. After the tragedy, the crew members were directly taken to a Los C贸banos clinic in an emergency, and due to the collision with the stones located on the beach, the ship stayed at that point and dived 24 feet deep. The people around the to

The Dirty Woman

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Long ago, a dirty and scary woman (figure 1) started to visit Guatajiagua’s rivers every midnight. Every citizen believes she came from the Honduran virgin jungles. Figure 1. The dirty woman. The men described her as an evil spirit. She presents herself mainly when they are drunk, returning to their homes as a beautiful woman washing her clothes on the banks of the closest river. She later calls the men asking them for their support. The men tend to fall in love and approached her. After they speak for a while, she presents her true face! Most men tried running, but only a few have escaped. The lucky ones returned to their homes and for the unlucky ones, no one knows their destiny. Inspired by Valdemar Bolainez’s version collected by Ennis Arely Arevalo Gir贸n, Lissette Amelia Gutierrez Paz, and Karen Liseth Mancia Bonilla in their  thesis  Cultura Popular de Guatajiagua.

Timeless Stories of El Salvador v2 is available!

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The  2 nd  volume  of 31 of the most memorable legends and fairy tales from El Salvador is ready for all of YOU,  Timeless Stories of El Salvador V2, Epiphany ! It is available in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats from: Amazon Barnes and Noble Lulu It is time you enjoy the best stories of the Salvadoran nights with your friends, family, and the world 馃寧.  Share some small bites of the Thumb of the Americas with everyone you know. Be part of the change that you want to see. The 2 nd  volume includes: Sir Francis Drake, The First Pirate of The Pacific The Death of The Sorcerer of La Nahuaterique The Mulus The Almighty Tlaloc The Mysterious Woman of The Toad River Lake Ilopango The Bewitched Wagon The Dwarf The Bandari Witch The Weeping Woman The Virgin of Izalco The Headless Horseman Tenancin, Cipitio’s girlfriend Prince Atonal The Pirate Treasures of Meanguera Island The Black Horse Tangaloa “The Guardian of The Sea” The Cocoa Lake Coatepeque Snake The Woman of The Chinchontepec T

Bye Bye Uncle Coyote!

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Once upon a time, there was a town full of humble people. Everyone was people with great hearts and enjoyed their simple lives. Even the local priest was so lucky because he owned a small hunt. On the outskirts of the city, there used to live a coyote and a rabbit. Everyone knew them as Uncle Coyote and Uncle Rabbit (figure 1). Figure 1. Uncle Coyote and Uncle Rabbit. ¹ From time to time, they were friends, and at other times, they were the greatest foes ever. No one could predict what their next prank was. They loved to play dark and dangerous pranks all the time. Uncle Rabbit was very astute and often outsmart Uncle Coyote. Uncle Coyote tended to fail in the rabbit’s traps often. Unfortunately, he never learned. Uncle Coyote was very stubborn and rude. He always tried to deceive the rabbit into his traps, but they rarely ever worked. The rabbit was very astute. In a nearby town lived a hard-worker countryman called Mr. Alberto. He enjoyed planting new chili peppers and unique plants