So, where we had lunch, during the 1730s as the lava was flowing to in the direction of this village. The villagers would bring images of the Virgin Mary in front of the lava hoping she would save them. One day during this ceremony, a small boy fell into a newly created fissure, and a woman in white whom the villagers had never seen came out of the fissure carrying the little boy and the advancing lava flow eventually stopped. As a result, the villagers thought the Virgin Mary had saved them, erected the church and inside is a statue called the Virgin of the Volcanoes. We did not go inside as they were having a church service while we were there….but, a cool story nonetheless.

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