Transcribed

This is a traditional Mapuche story gathered by the capuchin priest Sigifredo de Frauenhäusel in the Panguipulli area of Chile and published by his collaborator, Félix de Augusta. The informant is Domingo Segundo Huenuñamco of the same parish, who claims that the story is originally from Argentina.

The tale follows the fortunes of Pishmahuile, an extrordinary player of chueca or palin, the most popular Mapuche sport (similar to field hockey). The main characters are portrayed both as humans and different varieties of birds.