Issue 01 – FEB/MAR 23 – In Love with Switzerland
Brazil has a rich tradition of folklore and storytelling, with many fascinating tales and legends that reflect the country's cultural heritage and diverse history. One popular Brazilian tale is "The Legend of the Headless Mule," which has its roots in both Portuguese and Afro-Brazilian folklore.
According to the legend, the Headless Mule is a cursed creature that takes the form of a beautiful woman by day but transforms into a headless mule by night. The creature is said to roam the countryside, terrorizing anyone who crosses its path.
The story goes that the Headless Mule is the result of a curse placed on an unfaithful woman who had an affair with a priest. As punishment, the woman was transformed into a mule with a burning candle placed in her mouth, causing her to wander the earth endlessly, headless and cursed.
The tale has been passed down through generations, and there are many variations and adaptations of it in Brazilian literature, art, and music. The Headless Mule has become an iconic figure in Brazilian folklore, representing the consequences of sin and the power of curses in traditional beliefs.