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Native American Legends: Drinks Brain Soup
Name: Drinks Brain Soup
Tribal affiliation: Arikara
Also Known As: Drinks Brains
Native names: Tapaxčirahčiíka
Type: Hero twins
Related figures in other tribes: Curtain Boy (Crow),
Village Boy (Caddo),
Lodge Boy (Hidatsa)
Drinks Brain Soup is the name of an Arikara hero, one of a pair of magical twins. Despite his gruesome-sounding
name, Drinks Brain Soup is not a monster or a cannibal... his pregnant mother was killed, and his father
took him from
her womb and sustained him on a broth made from deer brains in place of mother's milk. His twin brother
was magically generated from the afterbirth.
Drinks Brain Soup Stories
Long Teeth and Drinks Brain Soup:
The saga of the Arikara twin heroes.
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