There is a native myth about the creation of these falls that says there was once a beautiful girl in that area that lived near the river. Those exist everywhere, but this one was so beautiful that God himself fell in love with her. But the girl happened to be already in love with someone else. Isn't that always the case?
Well, it didn't make God very happy, and back then he was still an angry God. Anyway, the two lovers fled in a canoe down the river. Where else would they take a canoe? God being God, quickly found where they went, and moved in for his vengeance. In a rage, He used a magic sword to slice the river and the Earth around it in two, plunging the couple to their deaths. And Iguazu Falls is still there to this day.
I'm glad that God seems to have mellowed out a bit as he got a little older. But I'm also glad that he made things like Iguazu Falls.
This video was uploaded to YouTube on May 24, 2009 by Kedarvideo. He has plenty of other videos. A few more of them are nature related, so it's worth a look.
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My goodness! I have been to Niagara Falls and I become hypnotized by the power and splendor of the huge amounts of water rushing over the edge and to the waters below. Niagara Falls is nothing compared to this. The sight, smell, and sound of water have to be the most soothing sensations people experience.ReplyDelete
I love waterfalls. On my motorcycle trips and/or camping trips I try to hike to a falls. Like your pics. I really enjoyed hiking to Osprey Falls in Yellowstone Nat. Park this past summer.ReplyDelete
This is spectacular footage! I also enjoyed the myth on how this waterfall was created.ReplyDelete
wow, incredible! I can only imagine how it would be to get close to that one.ReplyDelete
That is simply magnificent. Nothing more powerful or beautiful.ReplyDelete