Okay, so a little bit of Chile here. The story of Huenchula and the Millalobo is a bit similar to the story of Persephone and Hades. This story is part of Chiloe’s folklore. At the south of Chile (Los Lagos “the lakes” region) there is a group of Islands (archipiélago de Chiloe) and the biggest one is called Chiloe.
Huenchula was a young girl, daughter of a machi (mapuche’s female religious leader and healer). One day she went to a lake to look for water and she saw a mysterious creature, some kind of sea-lion. There are different versions, some say that the sea-lion abducted her; others say that she willingly left with the sea-lion. The sea-lion was The Millalobo, the King of the underworld/seaworld. He was a merman, half human, half sea-lion.
Huenchula became the Queen and her role was associated to the fertility and balance of the sea-world.
Together with Millalobo, she had 3 children: the Pincoya (protects the fertility, with her dances she anounces if fishing will be plenting, and she has full human body) , the Pincoy (merman prince who aids his sisters) and the Sirena (mermaid), who aid them in the role of taking care of the sea and lakes.
There is also the Caleuche, the ghost ship that carries the soul of the dead. It is said that Millalobo leads it or built it, and their children help in the task of guiding the souls.
:3 I have a rough idea for a book on Chiloe’s myth, and I want to work on it once I finish my greek-myth series ♥