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Roraima the Forsaken Meseta

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Rolando Menardi

Rolando Menardi


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Although most people believe that ancient legends are grounded in truth, they will still smile on hearing fantastic tales. Yet in a remarkable region of South America, the legends handed down by the native Makiritare and Kamarocoto Indians are not a patch on the magnificence of reality itself.
These tribes have always use the word "Dodoima" when referring to the Gran Sabana, a vast plateau dominated by around fifty flat-topped cylindrical-shaped mountains called "tepuy".
According to legend, the mountains are the trunks of enormous trees chopped down in distant times by mythical animals as strong as the winds and the sea.

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Ligabue Magazine 26

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