According to history, in the year 1751, the Spanish priest, García Guerrero wanted to give his people in Ayabaca an image of the Lord; for which it was decided to use a cedar log, from which blood had sprouted after a farmer gave him an ax. Then three men dressed in impeccable white ponchos of wool arrived in the village, trotting on three brighter albino horses, carving artists and pledged to sculpt the image of the Captive Lord under three conditions:
That nobody saw them workThat they reach food once a day and which would be at dawnThat the price of the work would be agreed at the end of it
After several days and when nothing was known, the villagers approached the house, called insistently and, not getting an answer, thought they had made fun of them. Then they forced the door and inside there was no person, the food was intact and there was only an imposing and majestic sculpture: the sculpture of a Nazarene with his hands crossed. Only then did they realize that the authors were angels who at the end of the sculpture took flight and left.