The Coral Tree can be found distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the entire world. Its scientific name is Erythrina crista-galli. Its leaves are dark green. It is the national flower of Argentina and Uruguay. Next, we will narrate the legend of the ceibo flower or coral tree.
The legend of the ceibo flower
The story of the miracle of the indigenous Anahí is a symbol of courage and strength in the face of suffering, associated with this national plant of Argentina that blooms in October.
On the banks of the Paraná lived an indigenous woman with rough features, not at all graceful, called Anahí. In the summer afternoons he delighted all the people of his Guarani tribe with his songs inspired by their gods and the love of the land they owned… But the white-skinned European conquerors arrived, who devastated the tribes and snatched the lands, the idols, and their freedom. Anahí was taken captive along with other Indians. She spent many days crying and many nights awake, until one day when sleep overcame her sentinel, she managed to escape, but in doing so, the sentinel woke up, and she, to achieve her goal, plunged a dagger into her chest. guardian, and fled into the forest.
The scream of the dying jailer woke up the other Spaniards, who chased Anahí as if it were a hunt. They managed to catch her and, in revenge for killing the guardian, they imposed death at the stake as punishment. They tied her to a tree and set the fire. And when the flames began to rise, Anahí turned into a tree.
The next dawn, the soldiers found themselves before the spectacle of a beautiful tree with shiny green leaves and velvety red flowers, which was shown in all its splendor, as the symbol of courage and strength in the face of suffering.
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