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This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Saci-pererê

 

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From BrasilEscola.com

Translated by Guatambu (if you have any improvements for the translation contact me)

 

O Saci-Pererê é uma lenda do folclore brasileiro e originou-se entre as tribos indígenas do sul do Brasil.

 Saci Pererê is a legend of Brazilian folklore that originated among the indigenous tribes of southern Brazil.

O saci possui apenas uma perna, usa um gorro vermelho e sempre está com um cachimbo na boca. 
Inicialmente, o saci era retratado como um curumim endiabrado, com duas pernas, cor morena, além de possuir um rabo típico.

 Saci has only one leg, wears a red cap, and always has a pipe in his mouth.  Initially, Saci  was portrayed as a devilish indian boy, tan, with two legs   and a tail.

Com a influência da mitologia africana, o saci se transformou em um negrinho que perdeu a perna lutando capoeira, além disso, herdou o pito, uma espécie de cachimbo e ganhou da mitologia européia, um gorrinho vermelho.  A principal característica do saci é a travessura, muito brincalhão ele se diverte com os animais e com as pessoas, muito moleque ele acaba causando transtornos como: fazer o feijão queimar, esconder objetos, jogar os dedais das costureiras em buracos e etc.

With the influence of African mythology, Saci has turned into a black boy who lost his leg while playing capoeira, and inherited the pito, a kind of pipe.  From European mythology, he became known to wear a little red cap.  The main feature of Saci is mischief, and his main forms of diversion were fun with livestock and people He ends up causing pranks such as burning beans, hiding objects, putting holes in the thimbles of seamstresses and so on.

Segundo a lenda, o Saci está nos redemoinhos de vento e pode ser capturado jogando uma peneira sobre os redemoinhos.  Após a captura, deve-se retirar o capuz da criatura para garantir sua obediência e prendê-lo em uma garrafa.  Diz também a lenda, que os Sacis nascem em brotos de bambus, nestes eles vivem sete anos e após esse tempo, vivem mais setenta e sete para atentar a vida dos humanos e animais, depois morrem e viram um cogumelo venenoso.

According to legend, Saci is found in dust devils and can be caught throwing a sieve over them
After capture, you must remove his hood to ensure his obedience and keep him in a bottleThe legend also says that Sacis are born in clusters of bamboo shoots in spring, where they live for seven yearsAfter that time, they go on to live another seventy-seven years or more to attend the lives of humans and animals.  After they pass away, they turn into a poisonous mushroom.


 

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