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MAKUNAIMA
Also known as MAKONAIMA

Creator God. He made the world and created a huge multi-purpose tree to provide food for all.

Sadly, someone had the bright idea of chopping it down so the goodies could be distributed more easily. But for some reason the tree stump was full of water — complete with merrily swimming fish.

This would have been very pleasant except the water was trickling out. Soon it grew to a torrent and threatened to cover the entire Earth.

It was left to SIGU, the son of MAKUNAIMA, to save the world, rescue the animals, preserve ecological diversity, etc etc.

Note: Varying legends claim MAKUNAIMA was not a God but a mortal hero who performed a similar role as SIGU. Like father, like son?

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Article last updated on 24 November 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MAKUNAIMA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MAKUNAIMA
Area or people : Acawai of Orinoco
Location : South America
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MAKONAIMA
Popularity index : 547

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