It tells of an indigenous man's love for his sick wife. He carried her on his back wherever he went. When she could take no more and died, he buried himself beside her in a deep hole. Such was his love for her. After a few moons, to everyone's amazement, a beautiful and magnificent plant was born in the same place that had never been seen before. Its leaves resembled the shape and veins of a heart. And that is why today it is considered a symbol of true love and good luck.


Legend has it that a young Indian girl, enchanted by the Moon Goddess (who turns beautiful young Indians into stars), falls in love with the bright reflection of the moon in the river, thinking it is the Goddess herself. As she falls into the river, she gets caught in the roots of the water plants. Pitying the young girl, the Goddess transforms her into an aquatic flower that only opens at dusk to contemplate the moonlight.


It tells the story of a young flutist indigenous who asked the God Tupã to transform him into a bird so that he could be close to his beloved, the wife of the Cacique. However, the hunters, motivated by his vibrant colors, started to hunt him. So he decided to take refuge in the forest, but returned every morning to sing and charm his beloved with his exuberant song. According to legend, his singing is a message to the God Tupã to grant the wishes of pure-hearted lovers.

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