“Pantanal” by Jorge Mascarenhas

This was intended for the week 2 challenge “Mirrors,” but now is ridiculously late. It could very well apply for “What Lies Beneath” :P

This image is based on a Brazilian novel called “Pantanal (Brazilian Wetlands),” where one of the main characters is a “wild” fiery woman who is rumored to turn into a jaguar. There are also other cool characters like the River’s Old Man, who is the guardian of the wetlands and can shape shift into an anaconda. Not a scary story, but the fantasy elements sold me into this story from my childhood.

Narrated Salman Al-Farsi Radiallahu anhu : Allah’s Apostle Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Anyone who takes a bath on friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons , and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last friday will be forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari, Book #13, Hadith #33