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Legendary Native American Figures: Evaki (Ewaki)
Also spelled: Ewaki
Tribal affiliation: Bakairi
Pronunciation: halfway between eh-vah-kee and eh-wah-kee
Type: Goddess, night,
dreams, bat god
Evaki is the Bakairi night goddess, aunt of the twin culture heroes
Kame. Evaki has the responsibility
of taking the sun out of the jar it is kept in every morning and putting it back away at night. Evaki is
associated with sleep and dreams, and she is sometimes represented as a bat.
Evaki, Goddess of Sleep Evaki:
Blog articles recounting tales about the Bakairi goddess Evaki.
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The Bakairi Indians of Brazil: Politics, Ecology, and Change:
Interesting book about Bakairi culture and history including the Bakairi creation myth.
Xingu: The Indians,Their Myths:
Folklore of the Bakairi and other tribes of the Xingu region of Brazil.
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