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Legendary Native American Figures: Sibu (Sibo)

Name: Sibu
Also spelled: Sibú, Sibo, Sib'ö, Cibu
Tribal affiliation: Bribri, Cabecar
Pronunciation: see-boo
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.

Sibu Stories

*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.

Additional Resources

 Bribri language
 Cabecar language
 Costa Rica Indians
 Caribbean tribes list
 Chibchan languages



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