Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hueñauca - Osorno volcano monster


This creature is the lord of volcanoes. It is a monster that is described as goat-like, with yellow hair and a long goatee; it is bipedal and stands tall on its hind legs.

A mountain hermit, it lives in caves under volcanic slopes. Its goat appearance is post-Hispanic, what it looked like before is not known; did he resemble Iemisch or was it some variety of wild man?[1]

Its name is the one that the native Mapuche gave Osorno volcano, and which meant "danger in the heights". The foot of this beautiful volcano is bathed on the west by Lake Llanquihue and on the south by Lake Todos los Santos. We have already posted (follow the links) on the monsters that have been reported at both lakes.

lake llanquihue volcano Osorno

Osorno Volcano and Lake Llanquihue. From the Internet.


[1] Batic, L., (2005). Seres mitológicos argentinos. Diario 1. Patagonia. B. Aires: Ed. Albatros. pp. 64.
[2] El Correo de Santiago. Chile. Online.

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