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Legendary Native American Figures: Mopo (Mopů)

Name: Mopo
Tribal affiliation: Apalai
Alternate spellings: Mopů
Pronunciation: moh-poh
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.

Mopo Stories

*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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Additional Resources

 Apalai stories
 Apalai language
 Brazil Native American Indians
 Amazonian tribes
 Carib languages



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