The Gift of the Goddess Moon
In a very remote timethe Gods and the Goddesses lowered from the sky to enjoy the beautiful territories of the Indian Guaranies, with their thick forests, great rivers of clear waters and full meadows of flowers.
One of these celestial visitors was the Moon Goddess who came very frequently, always during the day. Her companion was the Cloud Goddess. In order to freely walk by the fields and the forests without anyone recognizing them, the Goddesses took the form of two Indians Guaranies.
The Goddesses were so happy gathering beautiful flowers in the forest that they forgot the night approached. Suddenly, when the dark shadows covered the Earth, the Moon Goddess exclaimed:
–We must return right now to the sky or I will arrive late for my duties!
–One moment more-requested the Cloud Goddess.–I see some very pretty white orchids there and I want a bouquet to take to the sky.
They walked rapidly towards the orchids when suddenly they gave a shout of terror.In front of the girls appeared a tiger, the biggest they had seen in the land.It's eyes were brilliant and it had it's very big mouth open.The goddesses were so frightened that they forgot to change their Indian forms to their celestial forms.
The tiger, giving a strong roar, jumped towards the girls, ready to devour them.But, to the surprise of the two, an arrow drove into his body and the animal fell to the ground, bellowing with great shouts for the pain of his wound.
In that moment, anold Guarani with his bow and arrow emerged from his hiding place from behind a tree.
–Run!-he shouted to the goddesses.–Run to save your lives!-
But the goddesses,paralyzed by fear, were as immobile as the trees that surrounded them.
Suddenly the tiger rested on his injured paw and jumped again toward the women, but the old man fired another arrow and it drove int…