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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.


Name : SIGU
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SIGO
Area or people : Acawai of Orinoco
Location : South America
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Heroics
God of : Hero

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 7474

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Article last updated on 10 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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