Bead-Spitter

North American - A character who can spit beads, appearing in many American Indian. Stories. In one such story, two girls who were seeking Bead-Spitter were deceived by Rabbit who raped one of them and ran off leaving behind some beads that he had stolen. They later met Turkey- Killer who tested the girls' virginity with a sieve and water and married the one who was still a virgin. One day, when Turkey-Killer was away from home, a monster killed his wife, but when Turkey-Killer cut open her abdomen he rescued their unborn child. The placenta, which was thrown into the bushes, grew into a boy, Thrown- Away, who grew up with his brother. They proved to be a great nuisance to own father who then became a crow. Sometimes identified as Bead-Spitter.

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