A VENEZUELAN MYTH OF WARAO PEOPLE ON THE BIRTH OF THE SUN
Earlier people used to live in the dark and they have light only with candles. There was not day or night. A Warao man learned of the existence of a young owner of the light and, with the help of his youngest daughter, was able to obtain it. It was placed in a torotoro (woven basket) that he hung on a pole stilts. The brilliant rays illuminated the waters, the plants and the landscape.
The news spread among the people of the Orinoco River delta and they began to flock in large quantities to admire the light. Nobody wanted to leave because life was more pleasant in the clarity, but the man could not bear so many people in and out of his house and so, giving a strong blow to the torotoro, he threw the body of light to the east and the basket to the west. From the light was created the sun and from the basket rose the moon, but both were moving very fast because they still had the speed of the force, therefore the days and nights were very short.
Then, when the sun was over his head, the man threw a small turtle and told him it was a gift for him. Since then the sun began to wait for the turtle slowing its movement.
The jewels of the collection MITI are inspired by mythical characters or events.
Materials: Sterling Silver and Gold 18k