The Sunday night died, a lung complication, Juan José Gende Aranzona, at 107 years old, considered by Tsáchila nationality as the last places greater (ancient shaman).
At Gende, via Santo Domingo-Quevedo a chapel was built to fire. The funeral was held yesterday in the cemetery of San Miguel de los Colorados, where the first Tsachilas settled in the region.
Shamanism learned it from his father when he was 14. Gende was considered a natural healer wise; preparing herbal medicine dosed in grams that he prescribed for his patients.
She married at 50, had a daughter and was widowed shortly. Then in other commitments grew to eleven children. Could not read or write. Juana, most of all his children, said to be characterized by independent and not grouped to any municipality Tsáchila, “a free soul as a bird”.