And you can read more at this translated wikipedia page.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Muquis: Cultural Contamination, Cognitive Kinship, or Common Truth?
These are the questions we ask ourselves when facing such widespread mysteries of strikingly similar composition. A case in point would be the various "little people" of folklore and myth. To wit, I find the following - with its theme of dwarf tricksters who mine in the mountains - to be very intriguing. I am left wondering if this isn't contamination into Native South American mythology by old European legends. If not, it is a fascinating coincidence.