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Legendary Native American Figures: Sigu (Sigo)

Name: Sigu
Tribal affiliation: Akawaio
Alternate spellings: Sigo, Sigoo
Pronunciation: see-goo
Type: Culture hero
Related figures in other tribes: Sibu (Bribri), Macunaima (Carib), Kururumany (Arawak)

Sigu is the Akawaio culture hero and son of the creator god Makunaima. Sigu helps to shape the world for the best use of the people and teaches them how to live.

Sigu Stories

*Acawai Flood Myth:
    Akawaio legend about Makunaima, his son Sigu, and the World Tree.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Guyana Legends : Folk Tales of the Indigenous Amerindians:
    Good collection of Cariban and Arawakan mythology from Guyana.

Additional Resources

 Akawaio language
 Guyana Indians
 Caribbean language and culture
 Cariban



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