The Legend of the Illimani and Mururata

The Legend of the Illimani and Mururata, 

a story of mountains in which,

takes place in the middle of the Andes,

in a country divided by mountains, 

Bolivia.

 

The Legend goes as follows,

long ago,

there were four lords watching over the Andes.

 

Huayna Potosi, Lord of stone

Illampu, Lord of light

Mururata, Lord of air 

and lastly,

Illimani, lord of water.

 

They were ruled by the main god,

Viracocha,

who favored Illimani the most.

 

Mururata envied that Illimani was favored,

so much so,

that he started a brawl between him and Illimani,

that went on for years,

until Illimani had won. 

 

As punishment to Mururata,

for causing too much trouble,

he was beheaded,

and his peak,

was left in the Andean plains.

 

If you look up,

La Paz, Bolivia,

you will come to find a beautiful mountain,

watching over the city,

that is Illimani.

 

PRONUNCIATION 

' Illimani ' - EE-lee-mah-nee

' Mururata ' - Moo-roo-rat-ah

' Huayna Potosi ' - U-ya-nah Po-to-si

' Illampu ' - EE-lam- pu

' Viracocha ' - Vi- rah -coe - cha

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