Editor’s Note: The Cuenca cantón is the largest cantón in Azuay Province. Besides its namesake capital city, the cantón is made up of twenty-two rural parroquias (parishes). In 2017, the municipality took on an important cultural project. Representatives from the Dirección Municipal De Cultura, Educación Y Deportes (Francisco Abril Piedra, Director) visited all the parroquias and collected local stories and legends. Some of these stories are quite old, while some are more recent, but they are all important to the history and culture of the cantón. The municipality published these stories in a series of pamphlets entitled, “Memorias Parroquiales Rurales.”…
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