The Legend of The Sleeping Indian Girl
Legend has it that…
LUBA was the youngest daughter of the Chief Urraca, leader of one of the Guaymi Tribes, of the sun-kissed mountains surrounding the crater.
They called her AIR FLOWER, and they knew her as a simple but rebellious young indian girl: an inheritance of her strong race, which fought against the Spanish conquerors for years… What LUBA least expected what that she would fall madly in love with one of the Spanish officials that occupied her town.
It was thus that LUBA undermined YARAVI, a brave warrior of her tribe that loved her with all his soul, without that love being reciprocated. A victim of wrath upon seeing that it was impossible to win her love, YARAVI takes his life, throwing himself into the emptiness from the height of a mountain before the sad and perplexed stare of AIR FLOWER.
LUBA, not wanting to betray her town, renounces her love for the foreigner and, crying desperately, mounrning her misfortune, loses herself among the bushes, extends herself on the savanna and… dies.
It was then that the hills and the valleys, in a melancholic embrace, covered her and decided to perpetuate her figure, sculpting it in a majestic mountain to remember her always.
Photos courtesy of: Murli Daswani