Japanese - A legendary king. When his brother deposed him, Kuru and his wife were exiled and both committed suicide. On occassion, identified as Karu.
South American - A Tupi culture-hero. Father of Rairu. Karu and his son Rairu existed in the primaeval darkness but Rairu put a stone on his head which grew to form the sky and they had light. Rairu hid under the earth to escape death at the hands of his jealous father and found human beings living there. When these people emerged into the upper world, Karu and Rairu turned some of them, the lazy ones, into birds and animals. Also known as Karu.

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