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At the bottom is the Sachamama and the people who dominate her. Her breast is like the scraper blade of a bulldozer that knocks down the trees and plants in its way. A witch doctor sits in the front with flames coming from his head. A sorcerer sits behind him in a maramara plant [unidentified], with the fire of his head radiating. The next one, in the toe' plant, is a true healei; which is why the celestial fire burns straight upwards. ] and behind her, in the siuca-huito plant, is a sorcerer and healer that can kill as well as cure.
Then she changes into a beautiful submarine. Further to the right is the purahua, who is also throwing a rainbow from his mouth. This is the Yakumama that becomes a steamboat in order to walk on the water of rivers and lakes]. All these snakes respond to the singing of the snakes' icaro. At that time they gather under the house and around it, and it is very dangerous to go out because they can bite. After curing, the healer sings another icaro to make the snakes go away from the house. If he does not do this, the snakes remain, making it very dangerous for people to live there.
The spirit of this tree is a giant named Maun, who wears a golden crown. To the far right is the spirit of the pinn, the elder Binop, known for his wisdom and strength. Directly in front of him is a violet palm and its spirit, the forest nymph Churay Allinushki [pouring forth of sweet smells or perfumes]. In the upper right corner we see the flowers of the sanango with their spirit queens sitting upon them like thrones. The queens possess the gift of expelling the cold, using this powerful curative plant as a medium To the left of the uppermost queen we see the cherub Fedikel, a celestial spirit who is showing the movements of rotation and translation of Planet Earth.