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Legendary Native American Figures: Kururumany
Tribal affiliation: Arawak, Warao
Alternate spellings: Kururumanni, Kururumanny, Kororomanna, Korroromana
Type: Creator, culture hero
Related figures in other tribes: Makunaima (Carib)
Kururumany was a culture hero of the Warao and Arawak tribes. Few legends of Kururumany have survived, but he is believed
to have been the creator of the first humans.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Guyana Legends: Folk Tales of the Indigenous Amerindians:
Good collection of Cariban and Arawakan mythology from Guyana.
Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
An interesting comparison of traditional Carib, Guarani, and Arawak stories.
Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians:
Collection of Witoto, Carib, and Arawak mythology.
To Weave and Sing
Languages in Guyana
Arawakan language family
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