Tourism in Chiloé

Camahueto

“He is born in the rivers and lives in them, until he grows up he emigrates to the sea. (…) It can tear from its foundations half a hill and drag it with it into the sea.
His horn is ambitious, which serves to prepare medicines. ”
Plath, Oreste 1973. Geography of the Chilean myth and legend.

“Born from the depths of the earth, on top of a hill next to the sea. It has the appearance of a green calf, with a single small horn in the forehead (…) It comes out with such force and crash, that it leaves a hole in the form of a matrix, at whose bottom a stream runs; it drags, in its path, a large number of trees, rocks and land, trying to reach the sea quickly, where it will reach its adult state and live the rest of its existence. ”
Quintana, Bernardo 1972. Mythological Chiloé.

Source: Ancud Regional Museum