Anatiwa

Anatiwa
   In the Creation Legend of the Karaya Indians of eastern Brazil the deluge was caused by a malevolent being of this name. The ancestors of the tribe escaped, thanks to Saracura, the water hen, bringing earth to the hill-top on which they had sought refuge as fast as the fish, sent by Anatiwa, nibbled it away. This legend is shared with the Ges Indians and seems to be mainly concerned with them, as in another version of the story the ancestors of the Karaya sought refuge in a cavern of safety from which they were brought to the surface by Kaboi. The name given to the hilltop was Tupimare.

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  • Saracura —    In the Creation Legends of the Karaya Indians and the Ges Indians she was the water hen who saved the ancestors of the tribes from the deluge brought about by Anatiwa, by bringing earth to the hill top on which they had sought refuge as fast… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Tupuya and Ges Indian Creation Legends —    The Karaya tribe of this group have a culture hero named Kaboi (known to the Arawaks as Kamu, to the Caribs as Tamu, to the Paraguayans as Zume, and to the Arovacs as Camu) who after the Deluge, when the ancestors of the tribe had sought… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Kaboi —    Culture hero of the Karaya Indians known as Kamu to the Arawaks, Tamu to the Caribs, Kame to the Bakairi Caribs, and Zume to the Paraguayans. After the Deluge he led the ancestors of the tribe from their cave refuge on Tupimare Mountain to the …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Tupimare —    The name given to the hilltop on which the ancestors of the Karaya and Ges Indians sought refuge from the flood which had been caused by Anatiwa, who sent fish to attack the hill and the people on it. One of the survivors was Kaboi. The story… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

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