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PERU...to play the flute under the condor's beak

November 25th 2015
PERU...to play the flute under the condor's beak. The clouds brushed the black sky obscuring the stars...the stone jigsaw lined passageways a tad darker tonight...the golden heroine calling us to bay to the Incan peeping moon. "Come with us to the Inca fortress. Roberto is going to play the flute under the condor's beak. Come with us," Mirinda beckons. "But we are off to Machu Picc ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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24th November 2015

Olly!
Fantastic journey! Bringing back lots of memories for me! After learning the meaning of the terra cotta bulls on the rooftops of Ollantaytambo, I painfully carefully brought back a pair of these and they are now bookends in my casa, I loved Olly.
25th November 2015

Olly!
Now you are testing me Andrea! I took the photo but cannot recall if I was told the meaning of the terra cotta bulls on the rooftops of Ollantaytambo. Fantastic bookends! What is the meaning? Please enlighten me.
25th November 2015

Pukara Bulls
Well first off, excuse my interpretation of the story as it was told to me by my host family in Spanish, but a long time ago there was this old couple who had tried and tried to have a child, they were so sad that they decided to make one of their calves born into their son, and they raised the calf like a child, feeding and bathing and loving it, just like a son. Until one day, the devil came and said they must sacrifice their calf to him. They refused so the devil threaten to kill all the family. Unknownst to them that night, the little bull broke out of his paddock and went to the lake where the devil lived, and he fought to the death with the devil to save his family, so now placing a pair of Bulls on the roofs is a form of protection and guarantees a son be born into the family for protection, the end.
25th November 2015

Pukara Bulls
Wow. I'm glad I asked and super glad your Spanish is streets ahead of mine so you could share the story. Thanks heaps Andrea.
28th November 2015

This ones for you!
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28th November 2015

This ones for you!
Thanks Andrea. I can only imagine what wonderful memories your bookends of Pukara bulls evoke. I picked up an Incan god in silver and polished stones while Denise scored one of the tapesties in this blog that now sits on our dining table. Sometimes you've gotta bring home that little something, 'specially if its got your name on it.

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