American Indian language
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Legendary Native American Figures: Mopo (Mopů)
Tribal affiliation: Apalai
Alternate spellings: Mopů
Type: Creator gods, culture heroes
Related figures in other tribes: Keri and Kame (Bakairi)
Mopo and Kujuri are the two
creator gods of the Apalai tribe. Together, Mopo and his brother created humans,
adapted the world for them to live on, and
taught them Apalai culture.
The Creation of Woman:
Apalai myth about Mopo creating the first women.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
An interesting comparison of traditional stories from the Cariban and Arawakan tribes.
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