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Achagua Myths, Legends, and Stories
This is our index of Achagua stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have organized our Native American legends section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Achaguas, the mythology of
other Caribbean tribes like the Arawak and
Piapoco tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend an Achagua legend for this page, please let us know.
Click on each character's name for more detailed information about his or her role in Achagua mythology.
Cuaiguerry: The principal Achagua god,
associated with the wind.
Achagua Indian Folklore
Kamaisani, la que es mezquina:
An Achagua legend in Achagua and Spanish.
Kamaisani, the stingy one:
For English speakers, here is a translation of this legend.
Made from Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon:
Interesting book exploring the mythology of the Arawakan peoples.
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