Colombian Folklore

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------------------------------------------------- Colombian folklore From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Culture of Colombia | | Art Cinema Cuisine Dance Folklore Literature Music Radio & Television Sports Theater | See also: Colombian mythology Carnaval de BarranquillaMarimonda characters. Colombian folklore are beliefs, customs and cultural traditions in Colombia. Contents [hide] * 1 Cultural influences * 2 Relevancy * 3 Legendary creatures * 4 References | ------------------------------------------------- [edit]Cultural influences Colombia has many traditional folk tales and stories about legendary creatures which are transmitted orally and kept for next generations to come. Some of them are…show more content…
From black dogs to seductive women (lord knows how scary they can be) to a drunk-bashing horse-rider and much more, make sure you’re sitting comfortably because here are our top 5 scariest characters in Colombian mythology: 5. El Perro Negro ( The black dog) Beware of the dog Travel bloggers beware! El Perro Negro (The Black Dog) is a gigantic dog that shoots fire from his mouth and eyes and lurks in the otherwise tranquil Antioquia nights in search of lost travellers. Are you planning on walking the streets of Medellín at night, thinking to yourself that the only risk is indeed wanting to stay? Well think again. That chilling howl that pierces the night; the sound of a heavy chain being dragged slowly along; those thudding footsteps that mimic your heart as it beats faster and faster… run for your life. It could be The Black Dog – a tortured, demonic soul reincarnated chasing you to take you to a hotter, but considerably less pleasant, place that lies far, far beneath Medellin. 4. Madre Monte Madre Monte When rains terrorise the land, there’s only one woman that can be responsible: Madre Monte. Madre Monte is an ecologically aware creature, punishing those who take advantage of the land or disrespect our earth. Covered from head to toe in mossy greenery, with her face obscured by an opaque hat, Madre Monte is also fiercely
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