Antonio Gil was born in Corrientes, he was cought like a prisioner by
sergeant Zalazar and accused of being coward. He belined in the
"Sanint of death".
But... Who was "Gauchito Gil"? There are many versions of his life and
The first version says that "Gauchito Gil" had a romance with a rich
widow. Her brothers and the sheriff began the was of "Triple Aliance"
against Paraguay. When he votado back, some soldiers tried todo
recruit him against "El partido liberal", he didn't go and his attitude was
considered a crime. When he was cought he was hung of the tree and
they cut his nech using a knife, before dying
he said to his killer that his son was sich and if
he wanted his son gets better he should pray
in his name. After that, his man was buried
and people prayed for miracles.
The second version says that he was a thif
who won the affection of people. He was
captured because of a crime he did. He said
to a sheriff. Who wanted to shoot him under
the tree, that the letter to confirme his
innocence would arrive. He answered "You
aren't going to be rescuared Gauchito Gil"
said that they were killing an innocent.
At that moment people belived that the blood of "The innocent" the
made miracles third version is about the "Gauchito Gil" with other men
who went from town to town stealing mony from rich people to give it to
poor familier, killing "liberals" who were disagree about this arttitude, he
was captured and hung in Corrientes.
But, we didn't know wich one of these versions are true. But people
believed in "Gauchito Gil".
The bad light
It's one of the most important myth in Argentina and Uruguay. It talks about the
appearance of a light at night. It can move, stay quietly, or run scaring people.
These manifestations are scaring because the "bad light" is identified as a soul
in pain. It is the spirit of a dead person who wasn't buried as a Christian. If you
see it, you should pray and then bite a knife sheet. The best is to face it with a
gun. In the West of Argentina people give it the name of "Mandinga", it can
often be seen in the hills.
The light appears in places where there are gold or silver and the light is the
spirit of the old owner trying to get away because nobody knows where the ligth
starts. Only a few people saw under the light and they found methalic ojects.
The bad light is just the result of the reflection that is produced by the moon on
the bone of dead cows in the field. The reflects at night produces a light effect
that people think it is bad and kill animals.
The Wolf man
It’s a famous legend from Argentine and other countries.
The first time that the wolf man appeared was in Chivilcoy, Buenos Aires,
The legend says that the wolf man is the seventh son that at full moon night
on Fridays or Tuesdays he becomes an animal partly wolf and partly
The wolf man lives in the countryfield.
This person starts to feel bad, in pains and goes to a place to be alone, he
drops to the floor and then he gets up as a big, black and horrible wolf with
The big feet are like human hands and leg are like a dog. He walks at night
until day light and he hides behind the mountains.
The wolf man eats chicken poop, dead men and hardly ever babies.
When the dogs see the wolf man, they bark and howl.
The wolf man is a stick, thin and lonely man. The day after the
transformation he has a stomachache.
The wolf man hills who discovers his secret and he becomes a man when
he is cut.
It’s necessary to kill him with a knife or a blessed bullet.
For going away from people kneel down and pray or throw holy water.
The wolf man is cured when he walks under the legs of another person and
then this person becomes the wolf man.
The wolf man appears in October and November.
The different stories say that the wolf man is not aggressive with humans
but people must avoid his attacks because he is not friendly
The “Guarani” tribes worked the land and became excellent craft
men. These people believed in a god, he showed them the secrets of
health and medicine; he also revealed the healthy qualities of native
plants. Among these plants was the “yerba mate” which was healthy
and gave energy. The tribe was constantly moving, they were tired
of such behavior so they decided to stay where he was, and the
youngest of his family followed him.
Her father felt that this lovely gesture deserved to arrived at the
ranch, he saw that the girl was unhappy and she decided that she
wanted to be with the rest of the trive.
The shaman gave them a plant infusion with kindness and told them
to plant it and dry its leaves, add cold or hotwater and drink the
infusion. The Shaman told him that they would find heatly people,
no it does matter how sad and lonely they got.
When they were together it became a habit to drink it. They could
drink it and courage.
This is the leyend of “The Mate”, which is drunk among friends.
Nahuel Huapi .
“Nahuelito” is an unknown aquatic creature that lives in the lake Nahuel
Huapi in Argentina. The legend goes back to indian stories. The first sight
of this monster was around 1910, when George Garret could describe it as
a monster of “about 400 metres, a creature whose visible part measured
between 10 or 7 metre long and about two metres high”.
In 1897, Dr Clemente Onelli, director of the Buenos Aires Zoo, started
getting reports about a strong creature which lives in the patagonian lakes
and he organized a search expedition.
There were no positive results. In 1922 Dr. Onelli received a report from
Martin Sheffield, about a supossed trail of large foot prints on the shore of
lake Nahuel Huapi, the Sheffield also said he had seen on enormous
Conviced by Sheffield report, Onelli decided to organize a search
expedition. The director of the 200, Jose Chiagi reorganized an owned
hunters with rifles to hurt elephants and dynamite for the lake.
People reacted negatively and Di. Albarracin, president of the protection
animals association, asked the miniser to revoke the authorization for the
search, because the lawa forbide the hunting of exotic animals. Finally he
got the permission and the expedition moved on, but never the less it
returned to Buenos Aites with possitive results-
The story had international echos, becoming mentioned in the megazines
such as scientific American Megazine.
In 1960, the argentina´s army saw an unidentified submarine object in the
lake for 18 days without getting identified.
The most popular hypotesis is about a prehistoric monster, “nahuelito”
would be a surviser from the era of dinosaurs.
It has also been suggested that it could be a “milodon” land mammal
without aquatic habits.
A fantastic modern versión of Nahuelito would suggest that it is a strange
mutation of the same local animal produced by nuclear test made in 1950
by German Scientists and more recently by the Bariloche Atomic Center.
Nahuelito is about 10-15 metres length, it has two humps and leather skin.
The description is similar the one done by the Mapuches 200 years ago.
It is short and fat. It is different of the christian’s idea of a
devil. It has a lot of hair, with long arms big hands and
short legs. It hasn’t kin elss. His movements are
aggressive. It wears a big hat and he is naked.
It lives in the forest, in an empety house and it likes to
walk on October and November.
It likes the snuff and the honey. It can be a friend or an
enemy for humans. His job is to protect the mount and
wild animals. It can become an animal or a plant. The
reform people never see him.
Other people say that it is tall and thin, and has got lats of
hair with huge shanfe sometimes a bag on his shoulder.
Everybody say that it has a big mouth, with very white.
Teeth flat eyes and log eyes brows. It walks without noise.
It becomes in a log, Indian or a camalote. A it can be
invisible too. It can run in four legs and imitate the sing of
all the birds an the shout of animas.
If he meets children hunting birds, he kidnofs them away
from your home. It kiles children in Chaco too. If some
children sleep the nap, his father threats them with the
At night, it wakes up the woman with his hands.
Sometimes, he kidnaps her, and they get pregnant.