South American - The sun and moon, in the lore of the Cubeo tribe in Colombia. Avya is the man who, as the sun, walks across the sky giving light, by which the people can work by day, and less light when he becomes the moon, to allow people to sleep. When he dies, during an eclipse, his demise is blamed on an evil shaman who, if he can be identified, is put to death. Also commonly known as Avya.

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