Five fascinating Puerto Rican myths and superstitions you should know

Ama Nunoo November 01, 2020
La Rogativa, the sculpture of a commemorative religious procession in Old San Juan that saved the Spanish from the attack of the British. Photo: Lonely Planet

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico is known for many things. Its history is steeped in myths and superstitions. From the first inhabitants, the Taino, to the New World, and the influx of slaves from Africa, there are certainly some folklores about the island nation.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States and has always been an ideal destination for fun-loving tourists who want to experience diversity and rich cultural celebrations.

There are also many ghost tales about pirates and demons who roam the island after dark guarding their gold and looting. In recent times, some Puerto Rican writers have been trying to piece together the history of their people and have penned down several folk tales.

Here are five intriguing myths and superstitions of Puerto Rico.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: October 31, 2020


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