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As guardians and caretakers of the Ripilica World, the Guidos, men and women, do not speak the language of humans, they strive. They are the masters of dreams, play and all that is good in childhood. They are graceful, exaggerated and generous, helping girls always in their own peculiar way. They are hard workers, toy makers and dream-watchers. They are farmers, fishermen, astronomers caring for the stars, the sky, the moon and the sun. The elder guido, sage of the place, lives and cares for the volcano of the Ripilica World, the timekeeper. Guidos know how to fish, climb and make beautiful gadgets. The name Guido is of Italian origin and carries the meaning of forest and forest.