The Golden Lagoon
At the community of Pontinha (Minas Gerais
state) exists a great lagoon which has more than 3 km of extension. The
place is surrounded in legends. The local people tells that where is
located the lagoon today, in the past, there was a city named The Blue
Land, a city which sunk for its sins. According tradition all happened
when a procession was passing. Arriving in front of a tavern, there were
many people dancing. The priest requested them to interrupt the party
during the passage of the holy image.
In another occasion, two old men died entangled in their fishing net. When they were found, was found that the cause of the death wasn't drowning. They had not swallowed a single drop of water. At the edge of the lagoon, the washerwomen occupy themselves with their work. Suddenly, a pretty young appeared that offered herself take to care of the girl. When the mother finished her work, sought the woman with the girl but she was gone. The washerwoman stood desesperate. However, with the same magic which woman disappeared she appeared again in a strange situation. She emerged of the waters bringing the child in his arms safely.
About The Lagoon, also exist ocurrences of mirages, like a red calf that appears daily at the midday hour. He enters in the waters and goes ahead slowly to disappear from sight. Often, ghostly figures appear to terrorize people that wash objects such as pots, plates, glasses in the Golden Lagoon. They could use this things in their life at underwater tomb.
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