“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.

I’m sharing this Jimmy’s photo to show how much I’m disappointed with my country. Juma was a jaguar presented in every Brazilian army ceremony and in the Olympic torch event as well. Like any animal she was stressed by the noise, the fire torch and agitation.
She has been shot and killed. I’m ashamed to be brazilian.

compartilho esta imagem do jimmy pra mostrar o quanto meu pais me envergonha. Juma era uma onça pintada usada em cerimonias do exercito brasileiro, e na cerimonia da tocha olimpica, como todo animal, se assustou com o fogo e a bagunça e foi morta a tiros. que vergonha de ser brasileiro.


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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