Okonorote

South American - A hunter-hero of the Arawak. Indians. He dug a hole through the floor of heaven and climbed down a huge tree (or a rope) to earth to retrieve an arrow he had dropped. He then showed other humans the way but, when some of them mated with serpents, the god Kononatoo caused a fat woman to become wedged in the hole in the sky so preventing them from ever returning to their original home. In some lore, occasionally known as Okonorote.

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