We have more than 58 indigenous tribes here. Some of them have never been studied. The Portuguese we speak in Brazil was tremendously influenced by our indians and a research proved that more than 60% of my people has indian blood.Mother Africa has a great influence too and
I do feel we will always be in debt with our indians and the sons and daughters of Mother Africa because they were the ones
who gave their lives for the growing of this land.
The Legend of Vitória-Régia - an indian tale
A young girl called Naiá from a tribe called Tupi-Guarani wanted to be a star. She lived on the banks of the Amazon River and, enjoyed singing to the full moon while sitting next to the water. She believed the moon chose the most beautiful maidens to turn into stars. So, she always climbed hills and trees, trying to reach it. But she could never get to touch the face of the full moon. One day, while looking at the river, she saw the reflection of the full moon on the water. Thinking that the moon had finally responded to her wish, she threw herself into the waters, disappearing... but the moon, taking pity on this young woman, transformed her into the Vitória Régia, the beautiful large water-lilly that can be found in the Amazon River and its tributaries.
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