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Apalai Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our index of Apalai folktales and traditional stories 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 Apalais, the mythology of other Caribbean tribes like the Wayana and Carib tribes are very similar.

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Important Apalai Mythological Figures

Click on each character's name for more detailed information about his or her role in traditional Apalai stories.

Mopo and Ikujuri: These are the two creator gods of the Apalai tribe. Together, they created humans, adapted the world for them to live on, and taught them Apalai culture.

Apalai Indian Folklore

*The Creation of Woman:
    Apalai myth about the creation of womankind.

Additional Resources

 Carib-Speaking Indians: Culture, Society, and Language
 Books of Native American legends
 Indian religions
 Brazilian Indians
 Cariban languages
 South American Natives
 American Indians



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