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Warao Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our collection of links to Warao folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American legends section by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Waraos, the traditional stories of neighboring tribes like the Carib and Arawak tribes are very similar.

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Important Warao Mythological Figures

Haburi (also spelled Abore, Haboeri, Haboeli and other ways): The culture hero of Warao myths, who taught the people the art of canoe-making and paddling.

Warao Indian Legends

*Legends of the Waraus:
    Collection of Warau legends and folktales.
*Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians:
    Online book of Arawak, Carib, and Warao mythology.

Recommended Books on Warao Myth
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Folk Literature of the Warao Indians:
    Book of Warao stories and legends.

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Additional Resources

 Warao religion and expressive traditions
 Shamans
 Warao language
 Guyana Indians
 Amazonian tribes
 South American languages
 Reservation definition



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