The Petroglyphs and The Twins Ascent

Videos

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Verna Grefa tells the story explaining the names of petroglyphs.

Verna Grefa
1996
Sapo Rumi

Verna Grefa tells the story explaining the names of petroglyphs and their connection to the Twins.

Edith Calapucha reads the story-poem, 'The Ascente.'

Edith Calapucha
2010
Sapo Rumi

Edith Calapucha reads the story-poem, "The Ascent," about the Twins ascending to heaven and turning into stars

Images

A sketch of the design on the Puma Rumi rock near Tena.

Puma Rumi (1)


A sketch of the design on the Puma Rumi rock near Tena (adapted from Porras 1985).

A sketch of the design on the second Puma Rumi rock near Puma Yacu.

Puma Rumi (2)


A sketch of the design on the second Puma Rumi rock near Puma Yacu (adapted from Porras 1985).

Michael Uzendoski's sketch of the design on Sapo Rumi rock.

Sapo Rumi


A sketch of the design on Sapo Rumi rock.

A photograph of the Sapo Rumi petroglyph.

Petroglyph
2001
Sapo Rumi
A photograph of the Sapo Rumi petroglyph with kids from the community playing on top.

A sketch by Súnzure Shiguango, a 5th grader.

The Twins Making a Petroglyph
2010
Pano
A sketch by Súnzure Shiguango, a 5th grader, of the Twins making the petroglyphs in wait for the jaguars.

Voices

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The Ascent--English
2010

Michael Uzendoski reads the English translation of "The Ascent."

The Ascent--Kichwa
2010
Chambira, Napo

Michael Uzendoski performs "The Ascent" in Kichwa during the annual congress of CONAKINO (Council of the Kichwa Nationality) in Chambira, Napo.