South American - A creator-god of the Xingu. He first made a woman from a shell and they mated to produce a son who became the ancestor of the Xingu tribe. When some of the people died, Matvutsini tried to restore them in a ceremony in which he decorated kuarup logs and tried to bring them to life. This failed because the people failed to carry out his instructions for honouring the logs and so death became a permanent feature of the human condition. Also identified as Matvutsini.

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