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Legendary Native American Figures: Sibu (Sibo)
Also spelled: Sibú, Sibo, Sib'ö, Cibu
Tribal affiliation: Bribri, Cabecar
Type: Culture hero, creator god, transformer
Related figures in other tribes: Sigu (Akawaio), Macunaima (Carib), Kururumany (Arawak)
Sibu is the culture hero of the Bribri and Cabecar tribes of Costa Rica. Sibú is a benign demigod who creates the earth, adapts it for
human use, and teaches the people the arts of civilization.
Bribri Creation Myth:
Bribri legend about Sibu creating the earth.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica:
Classic anthropology text on the Bribri culture and traditions.
Costa Rica Indians
Caribbean tribes list
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