Pena do Mouro

Galicia es un lugar plagado de rincones mágicos y misteriosos. Donalbai, situado en la campiña lucense, es uno de esos lugares en los que una energía diferente fluye y en el que las leyenda y las supersticiones están intrínsecamente ligadas a una sociedad rural, creyente en aquello que no se explica y que arrastra tradiciones desde los tiempos paganos.

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Galicia is a place full of magical and mysterious corners. Donalbai, located in the countryside of Lugo, is one of those places where a different energy flows and where legend and superstitions are intrinsically linked to a rural society, believing in what is not explained and that draws traditions from the pagan ages.

IMG_3906Pena do Mouro tiene forma de cráneo animal y forma parte de ese ejército de piedras que oscilan sobre pequeños puntos de apoyo sobre otras piedras, llamadas “penedos”. Los penedos son grupos de piedras que se mantienen en una posición determinada apoyadas sobre sus minúsculos puntos de apoyo y cuyo aspecto se parece al de los dólmenes construídos por el ser humano.

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Pena do Mouro tiene una labor clara: ser la puerta al otro mundo en la noche en la que el velo cae. Una vez al año, cuando el último rayo de sol durante el atardecer el día de ánimas(llamado samaín en Galicia) ilumina el “ojo” del cráneo, las piedras cobran un significado único. Antiguamente la oquedad que se sitúa bajo la mole pétra era tan grande que una persona de bastante altura podía estar erguida en su interior, como si del vientre materno se tratase, esperando a que el portal de abriera.

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Pena do Mouro has a clear task: to be the door to the other world in the night in which the veil falls. Once a year, when the last ray of sun during the dusk on the day of souls (called samaín in Galicia) illuminates the “eye” of the skull, the stones have a unique meaning. In the old days the hollow beneath the mole pétra was so large that a person of considerable height could be erected inside it, as if it were the mother’s womb, waiting for the door to open.

Pena do Mouro has the shape of an animal skull and is part of that army of stones that oscillate on small points of support on other stones, called “penedos”. Penedos are groups of stones that are maintained in a certain position supported on their tiny points of support and whose appearance resembles that of the dolmens built by the human being.

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Con el paso de los años y con la codicia del ser humano y su ignorancia, alguien determinó que volar con dinamita parte del templo solsticial era la mejor idea para que se dejase ver el tesoro enterrado bajo las piedras, ya que este tipo de lugares sagrados siempre han ido asociados a riquezas, tesoros escondidos bajo ellos y sres mitológicos que guardan dichos tesoros.

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Over the years and with the greed of the human being and his ignorance, someone determined that flying with dynamite part of the solstice temple was the best idea to let the treasure buried under the stones be seen, since this type of sacred places Have always been associated with riches, treasures hidden beneath them and mythological sisters who keep these treasures.

Pena do Mouro se yergue junto a unos viejos molinos de río completamente abandonados, ecos de un pasado rural, atravesado por pequeños riachuelos que marcan el son con el ruido de sus aguas y rodeado de otras moles rocosas de áspero granito.

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Pena do Mouro stands next to old abandoned river mills, echoes of a rural past, crossed by small streams that mark the sound with the sound of its waters and surrounded by other rocky masses of rough granite.

Over the years and with the greed of the human being and his ignorance, someone determined that flying with dynamite part of the solstice temple was the best idea to let the treasure buried under the stones be seen, since this type of sacred places Have always been associated with riches, treasures hidden beneath them and mythological sisters who keep these treasures.

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