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Legendary Native American Figures: Evaki (Ewaki)

Name: Evaki
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 Keri and 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 Stories

Evaki, Goddess of Sleep * Evaki:
    Blog articles recounting tales about the Bakairi goddess Evaki.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

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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Additional Resources

 Fluent Selves
 Bakairi stories
 Bakairi language
 Bakairi people
 Brazilian Indians
 Amazon Indian tribes culture
 Carib language family

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