South American - A culture-hero of the Bakairi Indians. The sun personified. Son of Oka. Brother of Kame. The mother of Keri and Kame conceived them by swallowing two bones. Her mother-in-law killed her but the two children were saved. The brothers pushed the sky up to allow room for men to live and invented fire and water. They also produced all the animals of the earth from a hollow tree and set the sun and moon on their present courses through the sky. Also identified as Keri.

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