Masewi

North American - A war-god of the Keres. Twin brother of Oyoyewa. He was a culture-hero who led the tribal ancestors out of their underground kingdom. He killed the Chatwena giantess when the sun told him where she kept her heart - in a rattle made from a gourd. In some accounts, these twins were the sons of the sun. When they went to visit their father he gave them the weapons with which to kill monsters. These twins are the equivalent of the Zuni Ahayuta achi. Also referred to as Masewi, Maasewe, Maasewe, Masewa, Masewa, Hopi Masauwu or Hopi Masauwu.

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