The Legend Of La Rumorosa, Baja California Mexico
By Jorge Hugo Garcia
This legend was told to me by my 60-Year-old grandparents, some native descendants of the Kilihua Indian Group, south of Ensenada, Baja California.
Many years ago, when the salt lagoon (Laguna Salada) connected with Salton Sea of the Imperial Valley forming a huge sea port, from the entire central mountain range of Baja California to Northern California was full of pines and gigantic spruce.
This era is known in geologic terms as prior to the Colorado River overflow into the Salton Basin, pre-1909. At one time, the Sea of Cortez reached far north into the valleys north of modern Imperial County.
A massive fire that lasted more than six (6) months consumed all the vegetation. Thousands of their inhabitants disappeared or died, burned. Before this event they said that the branches of the pine trees sang the stories of their ancestors. The winds, blowing through the trees.
In their ancient ceremonies, we would worship the acorns and the pine nuts that fed them. The whole area was known as "the mother earth who sings". But after the fire, this voice was turned off. Through the years, there was only the moan of the stones that at night howl with almost human cries, the pain of them overwhelms the descendants of those who perished.
Currently, to those winds that run between the rocks, caress the pines that go rising, they are known as
"the rumors/sounds of the mother who cries".
"The emotions of Mother Nature, whose winds cry in pain".
The Legend Of La Rumorosa Of Baja California, Mexico
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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