indian couple, belonging to the Maués tribe, lived
together for many years, always
wishing that they could have a child. One day they asked the god Tupã to
a child as a present to complete their happiness. Tupã,
the king of the gods, knowing
that the couple had good hearts, fulfilled their wish, bringing to them
a beautiful boy.
by quickly and the boy grew up handsome, generous and
Juruparí, the god of the darkness, felt
an extreme envy for the boy and the peace and
happiness that he transmitted, and decided to end that blooming life.
One day the
boy went to gather fruits in the forest and Juruparí decided
vengeance time had arrived. He transformed himself into a serpent and
bit the boy,
killing him instantly.
The sad news
spread quickly. At this moment, thunder echoed and
a lightening bolt
fell near the indian longhouse. The mother, who was crying in despair,
the thunder was a message from Tupã, explaining that she
should plant the child's
eyes and that from them a new plant would grow, yielding tasty fruits.
The indians obeyed
the mother's voice and planted the boy's eyes. There
guaraná, whose seeds are black, each with
a white aril around it, that reminds one of
a human eye.
= human being,,, na = similar, alike