Guarani Culture

Also, I learned to recognize and live with some semi-domestic animals condition, like the toad and frog, and I say this because the housing-both as Paraguay Guarani-settled in the vicinity or shore of a river or stream, where these small animals always abounded, and that was how he began the relationship between amphibians and humans in the region Guarani (Paraguay and parts of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay). Today these natural areas (forests and woodlands) have virtually disappeared and the Paraguayan society has become urban, but the features and the names of those animals and plants are still in the retina and in the minds of grandparents and parents who have once came from the countryside to the city.

Today young people and children living in urban centers, for example, no longer know the animals or plants. In any case should show some picture or video about them to learn to recognize, something that their grandparents and parents-before-observed daily at environment and very easily distinguished. The fact of having lived long in a natural environment as possible both the Paraguayan Guarani, sharpen your powers of observation. Many of the traditional phrases (beliefs, superstitions, habits, customs, legends, proverbs, etc) were and are always tied to the plants, animals and minerals. In short, the inhabitants of this region was always sensitive and aware of its natural environment. 2.

In Paraguayan tradition, the kururu or toad is the most recurrent (with respect to jui or frog) in different everyday circumstances, in other words, is mentioned or the toad is most remembered in countless events. In some cases, the kururu inspires fear or use it to inspire fear, and when a child misbehaves or does not want to sleep they say, Chaka, kururu outa ndeve = Care, the frog will come a. At other times, the kururu was funny, or serves or served for laughs from its shape is aesthetic.