Nazca Lines


Nazca lines in Peru
Martin St-Amant
Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-3.0

In the dry lands of south of Lima, hands of the ancients reach out in thirst. The Nazca prayed to their gods. Hearing their pleas, the gods called for the animals of the land to save the native people. The hummingbird sucked the life-giving liquid from deep within the earth. The spider, lizard, dog, and monkey formed an intricate webbing of irrigation to bring water to the villages.

But, the air was stagnate and the water did not flow.

The Nazca prayed again. The gods sent the Heron, Condor, and Pelican to stir the winds.Water began to flow to the villages. The Nazca celebrated in honor of the gods and the animals that help them.

Lines on the hillside

A celebration of life

Forever immortalized

——125 words—–

Līgo Haībun Challenge ~ Prompt **South America**

This week we journey to South America. There are many theories on the Nazca lines as there are on Stone Henge, most of the scientific community believe they played a big part in irrigation. I tried to weave that into a fictional mythological tale of how the line might have come to be. Enjoy.



5 thoughts on “Nazca Lines

  1. kz says:

    fantastic! i love stories about gods and mythological creatures. well done

  2. Anne Schilde says:

    Nice. I want to go to Peru some day.

  3. yarnspinnerr says:

    Wonderfully innovative 🙂

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