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Arawak Myths, Legends, and Stories
This is our index of Arawak 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
legend 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 Arawaks (also known as the Lokono or Arahuaco), the traditional stories of
other Caribbean tribes like the Carib and
Taino tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Arawak legend for this page, please let us know.
Click on each character's name for more detailed information about his or her role in Arawak mythology.
Culture hero and creator of the Warao and Arawak tribes.
Legends of the Arawaks:
Collection of Arawak legends and folktales.
How The Birds Obtained Their Distinctive Markings:
Traditional Arawak story about a war among the birds.
Recommended Books on Arawak Mythology
Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians:
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Collection of Witoto, Carib, and Arawak mythology.
Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
An interesting comparison of traditional Carib, Guarani, and Arawak stories.
Books of American Indian myths
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