They say that in ancient times, when people would work the land in the shadows of the spirits of the mountains and the Lady Earth (Pachamama), a man lived with his seven sons in a small hut. They say that one day the Lady Moon (Mama Killa) came down from the sky (hanaq pacha). She was looking for a man who could marry her. He had to be a good man with a noble heart.
She knocked on the door of the man’s hut and out came the father. Lady Moon spoke with him and explained her desires. Since he was very noble her introduced her to his first son.
Lady moon took the eldest boy with her to the sky. And, on the next day she came back saying she had given him over. He was not the one she looked for. So the man gave her his second son and the same thing happened.
And so it continued. The father saw that each day he had fewer sons and yet, with great pain in his heart he continued turning his sons over to the moon so that she would be happy. Each son he sent with her never came home and the father suffered more.
One last time Lady Moon came knocking on his door. He told he had no more sons and that only he was there. Maybe he was the person who she could marry.
Lady moon looked into the man’s heart in that moment. She saw that is was a noble heart so she agreed to marry him. But he still put a single condition on his agreement to go with her.
He said that the Lady Moon must return his seven sons. She was happy and told him that his seven sons would live forever.
At first he did not understand what she was telling him. At that moment appeared a beautiful light in the sky. It was an arch of seven wonderful colors. They were the man’s seven sons, an amazing rainbow.