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Ortzadar

by Olga Gomez
Also named Ostadar or Ortzeder, it is the Personification of the rainbow in Basque mythology. This spirit is mostly a guide for the soul of people. When a person dies, the soul escapes the body and, using the rainbow as a ladder, reaches the Moon. From there, the soul is transformed into rain that will eventually fall on the land. Then, the soul will reincarnate.

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  • Also known as:
    Ostadar
    Ortzeder

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