Legends, in theory, are fantastic narratives transmitted orally from generation to generation, which seek to explain supernatural occurrences.
Brazil has many legends, influenced directly and indirectly by the diversity of the people and the different cultures of each region. In this matter, we separate the 5 most famous and known:
One of the most famous Brazilian urban legends, it emerged in the Southeast Region and spread in great proportions to other regions of the country. Its history has an uncertain origin, but it is a ghost of a woman whose hair is blond, which haunts the bathrooms of schools.
It is believed that if you flush the toilet three times and kick the toilet lid while swearing, you will have a chance to be face to face with it.
Widely used by adults to control children, the legend says, that a very old man walks through the streets of the city with a huge bag, in search of the little ones who are disobeying their parents playing alone in the street.
In extremes, they say that the old man never returns children again, because he makes soap with their bodies.
Famous character of Brazilian folklore and of Christian tradition, the legend of the Mule-Without-Head tells that any woman who married a priest would be condemned to become a mule that has fire in place of the head. The curse only ends when someone takes off the iron curb that the creature is carrying.
According to popular tradition, the boogeyman hides in the children’s closet and drawers, who are disobedient or rude, and will frighten them all night, until they apologize for the mischief.
The legend of the chupa-cabra became very popular in the 90s, after a report of the program, in 1997, presented by Gugu Liberato.
It was said that during the night, while everyone slept, a strange creature attacked animals, mainly goats, with a bite in the neck, leaving them without blood and, consequently, leading them to death.