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Coyote

There was once a beautiful blue lake where a bird with ugly feathers lived and every morning he swam in the beautiful waters with the illusion that his feathers would change from color...   Several days went by until finally his wings became beautiful. During those days the Coyote had watched the bird and was amazed by the impressive change so he asked:   -How did you do to change your feathers?- asked the Coyote   -I bath every day singing a beautiful song. Do you want me to teach it to you?   -The Coyote replied; Of course I would love to!   Since then, the Coyote sang and bathed in the lake until finally one day he came out of...

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Ox

In a small town people needed to plant corn but a rare disease had ended with the strength of the men in the village An ox that was loyal and hardworking, saw the misery of the people and bravely decided to take the plow on the back and work the land for days and nights without stopping. The hard work was rewarded by all the townsfolk. To pay tribute for his act they decided to put a red string on his tail to remember this loving act.

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Blue deer: Kauyumari

A long time ago in the Sierra Huichol food was scarce and people were dying. This worried the wise men of the community who decided to send a group of young people to seek food for the people. These young people went to the adventure, walked for days until one night they saw a big deer with colored horns which called their attention , the deer ran... They followed up to the road that would take them to Wirikuta (sacred path of the Huichol). A member of the group shot an arrow at the animal which disappeared leaving the floor with peyote, one magical herb which could end all ills.

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Jaguar: Balam

There was once a beautiful jaguar who loved to care for its skin which was yellow and shining like the sun. One day he went for a walk through the jungle and his friends, the monkeys wanted to play and launched him a mamey that stained his beautiful skin. The  Jaguar very angry wanted to clean the stains from the fruit but he was unsuccessful. From that day the jaguar became spotted and these represent the stars, he became the animal that travels at night to the underworld and reborn in the morning. He is currently endangered by deforestation and poaching.

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Torito

A bull was walking along the river following the minnows swimming placidly. The torito mesmerized by the colors of the fish approached carefully to the water when suddenly he saw a beautiful snake who said: -Torito, for your strength and courage you are chosen to be the one that carry on your horns the stars that illuminate the hearts of these people-

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