South American - An evil spirit of the Araucanian Indians. He was responsible for all the ills affecting mankind and is destined to destroy the earth with a flood. Some say that he has a benevolent aspect in the form of a vegetation-god, Akakanet, but others say that they are separate beings, brothers representing good and evil. In another story, he sent a flood but Guenu-Pillan raised the mountains so saving some animals and human beings. In some versions, guecuba is used as a generic term for all demons. Also commonly identified as Guecubu, Guecufu, Guecufu, Hucuva or Hucuva.

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