Friday, March 22, 2019
The Cuban Legend of the Owl and the SijÃÂº Essay -- Urban Legends Siju
The Owl and the SijThe legend of La lechuza y el sij (The Owl and the Sij) is a popular and old Cuban legend. I collected this legend on March 17th, when I first talked to Denise Corte, my co-worker at my campus job, about this particular class assignment. She is a Brazilian doctoral student whose thesis is based on a Cuban playing area group. She traveled to Cuba to follow this theater group that primarily focuses their plays on Cuban legends. When she comprehend about my assignment she was enthusiastic, as her dissertation is based on the exploration of Cuban legends. She generously told me about a legend that she had include in her own work, concerning an owl and a sij, a nocturnal domestic fowl native to Cuba. This legend was told to her in Spanish, so she graciously translated it into English.The patakn (legend of Yoruba) concerns the tosh of a beautiful, mysterious, and wise princess who lived in a very small country. afterwards a war to expel a tyrant, it was proclaimed that all citizens would be equal. Anyone who wanted to put an end to tyranny would find a fellowship in that land. One day, a traveler from a country enveloped in eternal darkness arrived in search of light. The princess saw him and thought he was sick. Confused, she asked her grandmother what to do Oye tres das al zunzn, otros tres das al canario. La verdad solo t la sabes. El rapid eye movement sleepdio est en tus manos (Listen to the zunzn for three age, and other three days to the canary. Only you know the truth. The remedy is in your hands) answered the grandmother. The princess did as recommended, entirely the merely thing she heard was mal de amor se cura amando (lovesickness is cured by winsome). The traveler also sought the old woman, received the same counsel, and heard ... ...n and achieving equality. Also, the legend focuses on how the truth lives on forever and can be heard only by those who are pure at heart. This is demonstrate by the tree of eternal truths, w here the princess told the story about her lover, that would not depend different than any other tree to liars. This could lead to the interpretation that, condescension the tyranny that they were suffering under, the slaves still had hope that their traditions and beliefs would last forever and would only be heard by those that would understand and appreciate them. Works CitedAyorinde, Christine. Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and internal Identity. Gainsville University Press of Florida, 2004Brown, David. Santeria Enthroned. Chicago The University of Chicago Press, 2003.Clark, Mary Ann. Santeria. 2000. 09 Apr. 2005 http//sparta.rice.edu/maryc/Santeria.