North American - A culture hero. According to a number of tribes, the world was originally supported by an old man who took the weight on a pole balanced on his chest. Amala was the youngest of several brothers, dirty and lazy but phenomenally strong. When the old man was dying, he sent for Amala who then took over the job of supporting the world-pole on his chest. In some accounts, called Amala, 'smoke hole', 'smoke hole', Very Dirty or Very Dirty.

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