Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fact of the Day: Spanish Teide

The tallest mountain in Spain known as Teide isn't really on the mainland but rather on the Canary Islands. The mountain was considered sacred to the aboriginal people that lived there. They believed that a evil-god named Guayota imprisoned Magec (god of sun and light) and plunged the world into darkness. That was until the Supreme God Achaman defeated Guayota and rescued Magec. 

10 comments:

Sandra Cox said...

Fascinating. I wasn't familiar with that legend.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend to the max.

Anna-Alina said...

Wow, I had no idea about this, never heard about this legend!

Pat Hatt said...

Well that's three gods no one worship anymore, at least I think.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So many, many gods.

Mary Kirkland said...

There sure are a lot of angry gods that people believed in.

Martha said...

That is quite interesting

happyone said...

Beautiful mountain.

stephen Hayes said...

A legend I was not aware of.

Huggybear said...

The Spanish Canary Islands are most interesting and unfortunately
in recent times has the distinction of having the worst major
air disaster (well on the tarmac) in history. KLM and Pan Am
747's smashing into each other. Seems to be an accident that
is impossible to believe could have happened.
Colin

Christine said...

Interesting.