American Indian language
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Legendary Native American Figures: Sigu (Sigo)
Tribal affiliation: Akawaio
Alternate spellings: Sigo, Sigoo
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.
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.
Rain Forest Literatures
Caribbean language and culture
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