In the Asturian mythology, The Pataricu or Patarico is one of the least known mythological Asturian characters.

They are gigantic creatures with one eye similar to the Cyclops. In mythology, pataricos are often depicted as inhumanly large and tall and having a disproportionately large head, one eye, abundant hair, unusually colored skin, a voracious appetite, and a strong body. An Pataricu stands more than 11 feet tall and weighs about 950 pounds.

They live on the cliffs near the sea, and they feed on fish, shellfish and molluscs, although it is believed that what they like are the raw naúfragos as they know nothing about the fire, which once detected have no chance of escaping, due to the great sense of smell that tien In these mythological creatures. Some claim that like their relatives, the Galician xixantes, the pataricos, keep great treasures of past epochs. These creatures now seem to have their habitat on the most western coast of Asturias, but may be that anciently Extendiesen By other coastal councils, as attested by the children's tales that refer to giants of one eye.


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