ORQUIDEA... The Legend of Waqanki


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The Cuzco oral tradition has preserved this flower (Masdevallia veitchiana) in Inca story, called The Legend of Waqanki. Waqanki means tears in Quechua, and in the flower you can see a present drops on the petals...

An awards ceremony at the Inca army returning victorious from a campaign, one of the princesses of the Inca is set to one of the young officers which is in love. It was not long and the Inca is informed of these loves and was enraged by the audacity of a commoner to be related to the nobility. Immediately orders the capture and execution.

The beautiful Inca princess pleads with his lover. The Inca, spares his life but the young officer sent a small force to quell a rebel zone in the interior of the Amazon jungle, knowing in advance what the assigned mission impossible and certain death of the officer. Hearing the maid ran drastic decision in the footsteps of his beloved crying inconsolably. And legend has it that in the forest where her tears fell sprouted some beautiful flowers. Since that day the flowers of this species are known as orchids Waqanki ...