In the 1970s, a businessman Alfonso Lambertini had an affair with a maid of his mansion, EdilÃ¡sia and she becomes pregnant. Alfonso is the husband of Silvia, a woman of fragile health whom he loves. However, EdilÃ¡sia is pregnant with twin boys but hides it from Alfonso. Germana, the housekeeper and a close friend of Alfonso and Silvia, helps EdilÃ¡sia to flee. Leaving a child with Alfonso and taking the other. Shortly after, Silvia dies, Alfonso is plunged into depression. Thirty years later the son of Alfonso, Paco, is now a botanist that is very dedicated to his profession and who does not agree with even a little of what his father's actions, acts like deforestation and burning of trees for the sake of establishing his ventures. Paco does not know he has a twin and that his biological mother is EdilÃ¡sia, he thinks he is the son of Silvia. On a trip to MaranhÃ£o, Paco meets Preta, a beautiful black girl from SÃ£o LuÃs do MaranhÃ£o who sells herbs in a tent with her mother, Lita. Paco knows a circle dance Barrel Creole, in which Preta dance provocatively, looking at him, with her dress swirled and colorful, filled with frills and necklines. It's love at first sight and they exchange vows of eternal passion, but Preta is suspicious that a rich white man and the love of truth, because she is black and poor and know that a rich white man would use easy. However, Paco is engaged to Barbara, cunning woman of character completely off and that will do anything to the romance of the two ends and she is with the legacy of Alfonso, thus exiting the decline in financial living. Barbara is false, manipulative, cruel, dishonest and very biased, because he hates Preta and often refer to the Preta as "little blackie", accusing the always nasty, and selfish bitch, when in fact it is what this is all about. Preta will give a lot of beatings in Barbara. Meanwhile, Apollo lives with his mother and his four half-brothers: Ulisses, Thor, Dionidio and Abelardo on the beach, with a simple life, but very affectionate. EdilÃ¡sia called the children of a woman "Mamuska" is fun, but hard and sad to have left another son, Paco, in the hands of a powerful man as Alfonso. Her late husband, Napoleon Sardinha, was a great wrestler and is revered by the whole family, who also practices the sport. Apollo does not know the truth and thought to be the son of Napoleon, the second husband of EdilÃ¡sia accepted that Apollo also create and register the newborn. The story also has other nuclei, such as Pai Helinho, a false father saint-MaranhÃ£o, a friend of Preta, winding people pretending to have visions and mergers, always with the help of his faithful partner, Cezinha. It has the amusing confusion of Vera and Edu, Barbara trambiqueiros parents who are divorced and who love to pose as great, but living in the greater hardness, sendos supported by Barbara. Both fully support the coup on Paco's daughter, only to help stop the decline in living. In the plot still has Moa, a passionate surfer the sport and who becomes romantically involved with Apollo, Ulisses, Thor, Dionisio and Abelardo, mistaking the lives of five. And there's the story of KaÃke, the lover of Barbara blinded by love and that will do the girl action, including traps to separate Paco and Preta. It is in one of those traps that Paco was disappointed with Preta: KaÃke and Barbara make it appear that Preta bought almost fifty thousand dollars on appliances and furniture for your home, using the cards crÃ©tido boyfriend, and even betrayed him with his ex, Barbara accomplice in some of their frames. At the same time, Paco learns that Barbara is pregnant by him - when in fact the child is KaÃke - and has a big fight with his father. Soon, Paco learns that Barbara is KaÃke lover, and becomes furious with her. The snake convinces Paco Alfonso will intern in a hospital for the insane. All this culminates in a helicopter tour with Paco and Barbara. At the same time, Apollo and Ulisses are traveling to Brazil with a sailboat. One night, the brothers host some strange-looking men. Ulisses discovers that they are carrying almost one hundred million dollars in gold stolen from the Group Lambertini. Upon learning that Ulisses discovered the lie, the men try to kill him, but Apollo stops and is "dead", falling into the sea along with all the gold. The men then fled. The next morning, Paco, mad with hatred of life, plays the helicopter where Barbara was the sea. The naughty escapes, but it gets stuck after it hit an iron in your head. Who saved from death is Ulisses, who was coincidentally in the same place. Ulisses, still mad with guilt over the death of his brother, Apollo believes that Paco is because the two are completely identical. Paco then prove that Ulisses is not Apollo, and the two are puzzled. Ulisses, however, does not dare tell his mother that her "favorite" son Paco died and suggests that it is in place. Seeing a unique opportunity to abandon life surrounded by deceit and brutality of those who live around them and can start a new life from scratch, Paco accepted. At the same time, in MaranhÃ£o, Preta has two stories: the first is that Paco, the love of his life, died. The second is that she is pregnant with Paco.