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People say that in southern Brazil, there was a tribe whose chief was loved by two very beautiful girls.
Not knowing with one to chose, the young chief promised to marry with the one that had the best aim.
Then, both girls fired arrows, but only one hit the target. And that is the one that married the chief.
The other, called Oribici, cried so much that her tears created a water fountain and a creek
She asked Tupã (a god) to turn her into a little bird, so that she could visit the chief without being recognized.
Tupã did what she asked. But, because the chief loved his wife, Oribici decided to leave that place.
She flew north, finally getting into the Amazon Forest.
To comfort her, Tupã gave her a melodic singing. This way, she can sing to forget her sorrows, and all the other birds stay quiet to hear her sing her beautiful tunes.
Here is a little information about the Uirapuru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musician_Wren
I’d like to say that I didn’t take that picture.
You will get it as result (several times) if you do a image search for Uirapuru.
Great story , although it’s a bit sad. Good luck!
Now with the boiler and some pipes.
In the back I’ll put a radiator that “opens” like feathers, like birds do when they are cold.
Nice work, a mechanical bird I like it! Keep it up.
…very cool idea and story…and i really find fascinating the idea of a mech bird…keep going!
Thanks, I wish people could comment more.
I’m thinking of making a scene over a workshop table or something like, and the bird is being assembled, over some blueprints. It should be a gift for somebody who lost someone he/she cared about, so it kind of fits with the original legend.
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