On the banks of a swift river, whose birth was in a quiet lake enclosed by snowy mountains, lived a tribe of Mapuche Indians.
Quintral, the cacique’s son, liked to go hunting and fishing on the banks of the river, and so he came to the shining mirror of the lake. It was thus in one of those walks he met Amancay, who fell in love with that brave young man, coming to turn this feeling into an unrealizable love, for being of such humble origin. In this way time passed, until one day an epidemic came to them, which began to exterminate the tribe, and the young Indian fell ill. Faced with the impossibility of achieving his improvement, Amancay consulted a Machi (healer), whom he entrusted the secret to obtain the remedy. The same consisted of a tea prepared with a flower that grew in the icy peaks of the mountain.
With full knowledge of the danger she was running, but driven by her love for Quintral, Amancay threw herself in dangerously, and descending happily to achieve her goal at the foot of a precious waterfall, she saw the threat of a condor appear, he demanded that he abandon the precious flower. In the face of Amancay’s refusal, he proposed to her that he should leave her heart in return, the young woman accepted without opposing herself. The king rose from the heights with his heart in his claws, taking flight to his dwelling, tingling with red drops his way with the blood that flowed from his heart. And in those places watered and vivified with the blood of that little girl, a precious flower of several petals, growing as its origin, dyed with red drops of blood that had been poured out in offering of that feeling, thus leaving a message of love for all the valleys and mountains of the mountain range.