Native American Mythology

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UMAI-HULHLYA-WIT

Kumeyaay fabulous creature

Also known as Umai-Hulhya-Wit

A very big snake who lived in space

He saw the Earth being created and went to take a look.

Chacopa and Chacomat, the construction engineers in charge, realized there was altogether too much of him. He was roaming around the building site flattening all their good work. So they hastily constructed an enormous brushwood enclosure for him to coil up in.

It took three days to get all of him inside. By this time humans had begun to panic, and set fire to the enclosure. As it blazed away, the snake’s blood boiled, turned to steam and caused a mighty explosion. He really blew apart. There are now bits of him in all subsequent creation.

Umai-hulhlya-wit Facts and Figures

Name: Umai-hulhlya-wit
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Umai-Hulhya-Wit

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Kumeyaay aka Tipai-Ipai (formerly Kamia or Diegueño) people of California
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1016

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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