Peruvian Sapo

March 4th, 2012 by The Peruvian

Sapo Ledgend of Lake Titicaca

The game of sapo is based on a Inca legend. This legend states how the Inca King would travel to Lake Titicaca to gain the favor of of the frogs by throwing pieces of gold into the lake.  The Inca’s believed that frogs also know as “El Sapo” had  mystic powers and if they caught these gold pieces they would grant any wish to this person at the same time turning gold, much like the coin it caught.

So to honor this tradition the King built a golden statue of El Sapo in the gardens of his palace an allow the all those who want to have the same future passed onto them toss coins to this frog within the garden.

In modern time this game has been passed down from generation to generation taking on the form of the designs below.

 

El Sapo Game

 

February 23rd, 2012 by The Peruvian

Just checking in

Sorry for the delay of this post. Even more so I really didn’t have much to discuses this week. So instead of boring you to death I will look for pictures from my last trip to Peru and share them with the world.

February 19th, 2012 by The Peruvian

The Peruvian Speaks!!!

Allow me “The Peruvian” to use PeruvianSapo.com to teach you about Peru’s history and how it plays into today’s world.

 

Peruvian Flag

 

Enjoy!!!