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Native American Legends: Sibu (Sibo)
Also spelled: Sibú, Sibo, Sib'ö, Cibu
Tribal affiliation: Bribri,
Type: Culture hero,
Related figures in other tribes: Sigu (Akawaio),
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.
Bribri Creation Myth:
Bribri legend about Sibu creating the earth.
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Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica:
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