Even mountains have love quarrels

This is the most epic jealousy scene in the history of Ecuador: a legend starring Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Chimborazo.

In Saga: Ecuador we will rescue the past and its stories while we will look for new stories that portray our country: its corners, its people, its culture and its food.

Ecuador has its own fictitious explanations of natural events. The legend of the love triangle between Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Chimborazo ends in an explosive jealousy scene.


Las pelea del amor leyenda cotopaxi Saga Nature Saga Creativa Ecuador
Source: Ministerio de Turismo del Ecuador


“The warriors of the Andes, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, wanted to conquer the same woman: Tungurahua. For centuries, they fought for her. It is known that to get Mama Tungurahua’s attention, they competed to see who was the most majestic: which one had the best snow, whose lava was redder and more incandescent. They compared the size of their rocks or the most thunderous explosions. Chimborazo’s proximity to the sky allowed it to take a star for Tungurahua and, with it, finally won her heart.

They say that from this union the Guagua Pichincha was born and that Mama Tungurahua is still awake, always active, pending her baby. ”

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