The fascinating bewitchment of the gorgeous
green stone also atracted the Muzos Indians wich came within
their permanent movement to the pregnant mountain ranges of
gems, where they radicated
The splendor of the beautiful stone inspired in them the
explanation of their genesis into a poetry story in a
combination between reality and fantasy.
Innards mountains full of emeralds, an exhuberant nature filled
with the most beautiful butterflies in the world, a great
variety of poisoned serpents and a variety of animal life as
well as a broken mountain by a river, was the paradise where
their gods lived.
From that magical surrounder the couple that would live in the
land had to take place.
The Legend says that the great creator of the territory and the
Muzo's land was formed by a fabulous and areal God in a great
inclinated shadow appearing over the sides of the Big River
(Magdalena). Walking through slow movements throughout the
inmensity of the space and depending in his slower or less
detention of his movements, the creation of mountains and valeys
"Are stopped in the borders of the sacred river and took a small
amount of land where he formed the idols called Fura (woman) and
Tena (man) and threw them to the running where they were
purified mth foam kisses. They took breath and life and started
the two first human beings". Love had tó be unique and
exclusively between each one. This rule had to be ordered;
otherwise, the infidelity would become for both into oldness and
The legend says that over the centuries the couple habitated the
land until once, over the same sides of the river (west) were
are appeared, a young man from a rare race named Zarbí showed up
looking for a privileged flower that had in its fragrance the
ease for every pain and in its essences, the cure to all
The young man travelled during various days over the mountains,
crossed rivers and hiked trees in search of the precious flower.
Fura, seeing that his movements were in vain, of fered to travel
along with him.
As the days passed by, the feeling between both changed and
suddenly they fell in love . Finding a place into the jungle,
they started their unfaithfulness. The accusation of Fura's
conscience became into a sadness feeling and her oldness started
to show up each and every day. This was a proof of her lack.
Tena then understood that the sacred law of the unique and
exclusively love was being violated by Fura and so she had to
die. As a punishment, she had to sustain during three days in
her knees, the mortal body of her husband in order to clean with
tears the remainings. She had to look and suffer the
horrendouITOCOs process of human decomposition.<br>
Tena killed himself by his sharpened weapon pntting it across
his heart once he was laying beside Fura`s knees. Before the
eternal absence, Tena search for his revenge and converted Zarbí
into a naked rocky terrain over a long distance land, so that
Tena could hit him with rays of branches from Muzo's sky, the
Zarbí could defend himself by taking away his innards. His blood
was converted into a torrent of water that flooded Muzo's land.
Once he observed Fura with Tena's body, the water became more
torrential until both bodies were separated apart forever and
were left one in front of the other looking at each other into
rocky terrains divided an outrageous current of water.
The legend says that "Tena's death was so painful to Fura, that
her screams of pain perforated the echoes of the silent jungle
and broke into millions of multicolor butterflies. Her tears,
her torrent of tears were transformed by the sun into a mountain
rage of emeralds".
Fura and Tena were finally forgiven by the god Are, which put
them a "permanent guard of storms, rays and serpens", allowing
that the waters of the Minero river ( Zarbí's blood),
"discovers, clarifies, cleans and shines Muzo's emeralds. Fura's
unfaithful and repentant tears"
To the ancients, ruby was known as "the king of gems".
To some it was a representation of the sun. To others it represented integrity, devotion,
happiness, healing, courage, romance, generosity, inspiration, and prosperity.
According to legend, warriors implanted rubies under their skin to bring valor
in battle. As a talisman, ruby would warn its owner against danger and disaster.
Ground to a fine powder and placed on the tongue, it was believed by some
ancient cultures to cure blood diseases, stop bleeding, ensure good health,
bring peace, and treat indigestion.
In England, it was used for coronation rings and to this day enjoys popularity
among royalty. Fergie, the Duchess of York received a ruby engagement ring from
The red aura of rubies makes them appear bigger than they really are. Rubies are
the scarcest of all gemstones and command extremely high prices. Their average
size is also generally less than any other gemstone's. Today, rubies have
numerous applications: as styluses in turntables, as tiny bearings in expensive
wristwatches, and in rod form, they form a crucial component at the laser's
Ruby is the birthstone of July. Since Ruby represents romance and devotion, it
is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. It is the traditional wedding
anniversary gift for a couple's 15th and 40th year.