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– Description: the Yastay has the appearance of a very large guanaco and can look like the most fearsome or the most angelical of beings, depending on a person’s attitude. If they are an unscrupulous hunter, the Yastay will fight them off by becoming a demon of sorts that spits fire from its snout. On the other hand, if the person is peaceful, the Yastay will take on a friendly, sweet appearance and will go to the aid of anyone in need.

– Diet: mainly cocho (roasted corn flour) with quintitaco (sweet mesquite) flour.

– Region: in the altiplano (high plain formed between the Andres mountains and the intermediate depression) of the Greater North of Chile (regions of Arica y Parinacota, Tarapaca and Antofagasta).

– Powers: protects poor hunters that hunt animals to feed their families and punishes those who hunt without having to.

– Moral or lesson: there is always someone that protects the helpless or those in trouble.

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