SOUTH AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

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SIGU

South American Hero God

Also known as SIGO

Lifeboat God

The Acawai version of NOAH and the heroic son of MAKUNAIMA.

When a great gush of water from the Sacred Life Tree threatened to cover the Earth, SIGU knew just what to do.

First he made a magic basket to stop the flow. When that was accidentally knocked over by a curious monkey, he went for Plan B instead.

This involved locking up all the animals in a huge cave and sealing it with wax. Then he shinned up a very tall tree to await developments.

The flood waters covered the Earth for a long time... SIGU was very bored up in his tree. Every so often he’d drop a nut. Whenever it went ‘plop’ he sighed. Then one day it went ‘thud’; the waters had subsided and it was now time to release the animals and start mopping-up operations.

SIGU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SIGU
Area or people : Acawai of Orinoco
Location : South America
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Heroics
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SIGO
Popularity index : 2536
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Article last updated on 10 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SIGU: Hero God from South American mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 1 September 2014.

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