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Juracán







Here's something I just learned:
According to some of the chroniclers, particularly Pané and Las Casas, the Amerindians from Hispaniola recognized the existence of an eminently benevolent being. His name has been spelled in different ways, but in Puerto Rico it is commonly written as Yuquiyú. There was also a furious and malevolent being known as Juracán, from whose name the word hurricane is derived, which denotes the Caribbean's extraordinarily destructive storms.
--Fernando Picó, History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People (Princeton: Marcus Wiener Publishers, 2006), 17.

Coincidentally, we had some fantastical clouds prior to a thunderstorm today. The clouds looked Jovian:

wild clouds

clouds

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/852332.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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asakiyume
Jun. 2nd, 2017 05:50 pm (UTC)
I listened on bandcamp! I got notification because of having bought stuff from them before.
yamamanama
Jun. 2nd, 2017 08:30 pm (UTC)
That's cool. I didn't buy their album on Bandcamp so I only found out when I saw the video on Youtube.

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