SOUTH AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

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KUAT

South American Sun God

Brazilian God of the Sun

KUAT and IAE were twin brothers born in primeval darkness. They discovered that light was owned by URUBUTSIN the Vulture King who hoarded it all for himself.

Not wanting to spend the rest of their lives in the dark, KUAT sent him a gift: a delicious carcass crawling with maggots. URUBUTSIN enjoyed this very much and demanded more. But he refused to shed even a tiny shred of light.

The next carcass was a skin that contained nothing but the twins hiding inside. When the vulture swooped down they grabbed hold of him.

In the ensuing fight URUBUTSIN’s head feathers were torn out, which is why vultures are bald. After this he submitted to giving up half his light. KUAT threw handfuls into the sky and flew up after it to become the Sun God. IAE did likewise and became God of the Moon. URUBUTSIN stayed addicted to dead snacks but always checked they were totally dead first — maggots excepted.

KUAT is still going strong and recently signed a deal with a rather well-known drinks company to give his name to their Guarana-based soft drink.

KUAT FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KUAT
Area or people : Mamaiuran of Xingu River, Brazil
Location : South America
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2512

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Article last updated on 24 November 2005 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KUAT: God of the Sun from South American mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Nov. 2005. Web. 31 July 2014.

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