Fairy Tales of the World from Chile


Chile is near the West coast of South America. It is to the South of Peru and it is a small narrow country. Lots of tectonic activity occurs in this area such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis because of its position on the fault line.


Climate zones range from subtropical deserts to rainforests to tundra.

The Andes

The country is mostly mountainous, consisting of the Andes mountain range, the Chilean andes are the highest section of the andes. In northern Chile lies the driest desert in the world, the Atacama desert. Once a particularly violent earthquake shortened a day by 1.26 millionths of a second! It has beautiful beaches, but the pacific water is so cold that very few actually swim there. Llamas are common in South American countries, they are breeded for their exotic fur.

Fault line

The population displays lots of cultural identity, it is a mixture of native and european beliefs.


Like other Hispanic countries, Chile has a mix of native and Spanish cultures. In the fifteenth century native Chilean tribes were taken over by the Quechua, or the Incas from Peru. Then after 100 years the Inca empire collapsed and the Spanish took over. This lead to cultural diffusion. Cultural traditions and beliefs still thrive, such as colorful religious festivals. Santiago, the capital, is the main cultural center of Chile and you can learn about its history in museums. Poetry is the most significant art in Chile along with dance. The pianist Claudio Arrau was a famous Chilean musician along with composers such as Enrique Soro and Juan Orrego, who are noteable people in the Latin American world of music. Football (soccer) is a popular sport in Chile, crowds of up to 80,000 attend matches in Santiago. Chile is also unique because the economy wasn't based on agriculture, it was also built on manufacturing.

Cultural dance

The primary religion is Christianity, brought to Chile by the Spaniards. The Christian missionaries formed a group called the Holy Inquisition and killed anyone who believed in the native gods like Inti, the sun or Pachamama, the earth. This lead the people of Chile to convert to Christianity and watch the native culture fade. However, today Chile is working hard to preserve its native traditions.

Chalaco cathedral, Chile

Brought by the Spaniards, the official language is Spanish. Majority of South America speaks this language with the exception of Brazil, which speaks Portuguese.

Flag of Chile

The food is primarily meat, the people of Chile make empanadas, a meat pastry and pastel de choclo, a meat stew. Crab is also a common dish.

The five brothers

By anonymous


Five brothers, Pedro, Diego Juan, Jose and Manuel had a excellent life, but they wanted something more, a little adventure. So they embarked on a journey for 1 year and stopped at "a fork of five roads, just like the fingers on your hand" (Cole 776). Pedro assigned a road to each and said to meet up back here in 1 year. Soon each of the brothers had found and taken up a job. Pedro became a thief, Diego became a hunter, Juan learned to be a resuscitator, Jose, a bonesetter and Manuel, a fortune teller. They met up on the road and demonstrated their talents to each other. Now they were ready to see their father, who was pleased to see the boys and their new talents. Then a King from a faraway land called upon these five extraordinary brothers to save his daughter, who was a captive of the giant known as Old Long Arms. After five years of searching for help the king finally found some. Naturally the boys agreed. Will they succeed?

Special beginning- there was once

Good character- the five brothers, Pedro, Juan, Diego, José, and Manuel

Evil character- Old long Arms

Royalty- a princess and a king

Magic- Juan can raise the dead and Manuel can do fortune telling.

Problem- The five brothers have to prove themselves.

5s- there are five brothers and five roads and five princesses.

Connection to Chile

Pedro, Juan, Diego, José, and Manuel are all Hispanic names.

They call their father "taitita".

Created By
R Sachdeva


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