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The History of the Emerald

The fascinating bewitchment of the gorgeous green stone also atracted the Muzos Indians wich came within their permanent movement to the pregnant mountain ranges of gems, where they radicated

The splendor of the beautiful stone inspired in them the explanation of their genesis into a poetry story in a combination between reality and fantasy.

Innards mountains full of emeralds, an exhuberant nature filled with the most beautiful butterflies in the world, a great variety of poisoned serpents and a variety of animal life as well as a broken mountain by a river, was the paradise where their gods lived.

From that magical surrounder the couple that would live in the land had to take place.

The Legend says that the great creator of the territory and the Muzo's land was formed by a fabulous and areal God in a great inclinated shadow appearing over the sides of the Big River (Magdalena). Walking through slow movements throughout the inmensity of the space and depending in his slower or less detention of his movements, the creation of mountains and valeys took place.

"Are stopped in the borders of the sacred river and took a small amount of land where he formed the idols called Fura (woman) and Tena (man) and threw them to the running where they were purified mth foam kisses. They took breath and life and started the two first human beings". Love had tó be unique and exclusively between each one. This rule had to be ordered; otherwise, the infidelity would become for both into oldness and death .

The legend says that over the centuries the couple habitated the land until once, over the same sides of the river (west) were are appeared, a young man from a rare race named Zarbí showed up looking for a privileged flower that had in its fragrance the ease for every pain and in its essences, the cure to all illnesses.

The young man travelled during various days over the mountains, crossed rivers and hiked trees in search of the precious flower. Fura, seeing that his movements were in vain, of fered to travel along with him.

As the days passed by, the feeling between both changed and suddenly they fell in love . Finding a place into the jungle, they started their unfaithfulness. The accusation of Fura's conscience became into a sadness feeling and her oldness started to show up each and every day. This was a proof of her lack.

Tena then understood that the sacred law of the unique and exclusively love was being violated by Fura and so she had to die. As a punishment, she had to sustain during three days in her knees, the mortal body of her husband in order to clean with tears the remainings. She had to look and suffer the horrendouITOCOs process of human decomposition.

Tena killed himself by his sharpened weapon pntting it across his heart once he was laying beside Fura`s knees. Before the eternal absence, Tena search for his revenge and converted Zarbí into a naked rocky terrain over a long distance land, so that Tena could hit him with rays of branches from Muzo's sky, the solar mansion.

Zarbí could defend himself by taking away his innards. His blood was converted into a torrent of water that flooded Muzo's land. Once he observed Fura with Tena's body, the water became more torrential until both bodies were separated apart forever and were left one in front of the other looking at each other into rocky terrains divided an outrageous current of water.

The legend says that "Tena's death was so painful to Fura, that her screams of pain perforated the echoes of the silent jungle and broke into millions of multicolor butterflies. Her tears, her torrent of tears were transformed by the sun into a mountain rage of emeralds".

Fura and Tena were finally forgiven by the god Are, which put them a "permanent guard of storms, rays and serpens", allowing that the waters of the Minero river ( Zarbí's blood), "discovers, clarifies, cleans and shines Muzo's emeralds. Fura's unfaithful and repentant tears"

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