American Indian language * American Indian culture * What's new on our site today!

Native American Legends: Ikujuri (Kujuli)

Name: Ikujuri
Tribal affiliation: Apalai, Wayana
Alternate spellings: Ikujuli, Kujuri, Kujuli
Pronunciation: ee-koo-joo-ree
Type: Creator gods, culture heroes
Related figures in other tribes: Keri and Kami (Bakairi)

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

Ikujuri Stories

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links

Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
    An interesting comparison of traditional stories from the Cariban and Arawakan tribes.

Sponsored Links

Additional Resources

 Apalai stories
 Apalai language
 Indians in Brazil
 Amazon tribes
 Carib tribes

Back to Native American myths and heroes
Back to Native American gods list

Indian genealogy * Native basket weaving * Eyak * Camp Minsi * American Indian tattoo

Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 * Contacts and FAQ page