This Amazon river legend is a story of Jací and Guarací. This is a legend about how the Amazon river was born because of the love between the Sun “Guarací” and the Moon “Jací”, and their separation. 

The story has gender usage when personifying the Sun and Moon, with the modern/newer languages (Latin, Greek, French, Italian, and Portuguese) making Sun masculine and Moon feminine. Whereas in older languages of the same Indo-European family (e.g. Sanskrit, German and old Goidelic), Babylonian, and other dialects from the Middle East the Moon is masculine and the Sun feminine. Find out why this changed! The episode also talks about the terms Latin, Latinx, and Hispanic, and their usage.

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