Boto’s son

The academic interpretation of boto’s son is that when an unmarried or even married woman becomes pregnant out of wedlock then the boto is held responsible and she will register her child as ‘son of the boto’. Specialists from the top of their chairs found the solution. However, in my view, the situation is much more complex. It may happen that paternity is attributed to the boto in order to release the real responsible person. This is a legend of indigenous origin and is told throughout the Amazon. The legend carries within itself the enchanted world of spells and the magic of what is invisible to the limited eyes of urban culture. There is much more to nature than modern ‘civilized’ man can see. For this reason, it would be at least prudent not to venture into known statements and hasty judgments.





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