North American - A creator-god and culture-hero of the Ute. When Sunawavi urinated on a small rock it reported this to its father who then chased the hero, killing all the various animals that tried to halt its progress. Finally, it smashed itself to pieces when it collided with another boulder behind which the fugitive had taken shelter. As a result, Sunawavi decreed that rocks should last for ever. In some accounts he is the brother of Coyote. Occasionally known as Sunawavi, Paiute Cunawabi or Paiute Cunawabi.

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