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CHAKEKENAPOK

Unfortunate deconstructed deity and God of Grapevines

Somewhere along the line, when the Great MANITOU was playing with ducks and sticks, and making a raft into a world-sized island, and creation was going at a cracking pace, some mother who had been a deity gave birth to four divine sons.

CHAKEKENAPOK was her last born son, as sadly his mother died at his birth. This was doubly unfortunate for him, as the oldest brother MANABOZHO blamed CHAKEKENAPOK for this disaster and declared himself the protector of humanity. Then another brother, CHIBIABOS, died and became protector of the dead.

CHAKEKENAPOK worked out how to make flints and fire and to take care of winter. However MANABOZHO would not leave him alone — they fought and knocked hell out of each other when and wherever they met.

With a piece of magic deerhorn, MANABOZHO eventually managed to knock poor old CHAKEKENAPOK to pieces. Some became flint, his bones became the roots of mountains, and his squidgy insides turned into grapevines. So it wasn't all bad. The last brother WABASSO took over fire duties.

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Article last updated on 09 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CHAKEKENAPOK : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CHAKEKENAPOK
Area or people : Algonquin
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1076

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