South American - Moon-god of the Mamaiuran Indians of Brazil. Twin brother of Kuat. Men were in darkness because the wings of Urubutsin, the vulture-king, prevented the light of the sky from reaching earth. Iae and Kuat captured Urubutsin and released him only when he promised to allow light to pass. Then they took to the sky with Iae becoming the moon, Kuat the sun, lighting the earth below. On occassion, referred to as Iae.

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