legend of Te fiti “MOANA” and the legend of La Mujer Dormida
when I saw moana for the first time and they started to tell the history of Te Fiti i was like “yoo that sounds familiar” but I was to focus on the movie (and crying) to remember where I heard that story.
and after I leave the movie theater with my friend I told her that the story sounded familiar and she was like “you know what is true” and then we remember the story of La Mujer Dormida (the sleeping lady).
so it is a mexican folk story that explain the story of Iztaccihuatl and Izcozauhqui. Izcozauhqui was a prince that lived in the skies with his family and one day he decieded to travel beyond the gardens and he arrived to a lake where he saw a beautiful lady (Izztaccihuatl) emerging out of water wearing a silver dress and they fall madly in love. they just love to travel through the sky and the land.
there was only a rule. that you can’t go beyond the 13 skies. but they were like nah fuck it because they were curious, so they went there, and that’s how they discovered the earth. At the beginning they were only surprised for the fact that you could only see the sun some times and that the creatures fall asleep at nigh. but then they fall in love with the sounds and the colors, and textures. so they wanted to stay there for the rest of their lives
but the gods were hella pissed because they legit broke the only rule. so as a punishment the princess started to get sick really fast. the prince tried everything possible but she knew the gods were sending that punishment and she would eventualy die. So she asked the prince to take her to a mountain so that when she dies and he returns to the skies with his father, he could see her through the clouds. after saying her last wish she died and she look as white as the snow.
the prince obviously was hella sad but he accomplish her last wish. and took the body to the top of a mountain were he laid her down then he light up a to torch near her and he just stood there protecting her as if the princess was just sleeping.
and that how they became the sleeping lady and the Popocatepetl volcano (photo down below) that volcan is still active and some claim is because he is still trying to protect the lady he love
when I saw the movie and saw how Ti Fiti was a basically sleeping lady thats when I realized it was similar, yeah Ti fiti didn’t have a lover but that the story that came to my mind.