Both the Moon and the Sun perceived that this love was impossible because when approaching each other, the planet Earth, so dependent on those great stars, would be destroyed because the fiery love from the Sun would melt the Moon, and the waters of the Moon would flood the earth.
It was then that they decided to separate. The Moon in disagreement with the separation cried days and nights in a row. Her abundant tears spilled over the Earth to the sea, but when they got to the sea, they were rejected for being freshwater and the waters of the sea, salty. Those waters, which were tears of the Moon and that were returned by the sea, were transformed into our great Amazon River.