South American Mythology

The Gods of Brazil, Peru and Chile...

The Gods of South American Mythology

The most popular South American gods

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South American mythology covers a vast and diverse area. We have already extracted the Inca civilization from the top end and given it its own section. This leaves scattered tribes in Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia where the El Dorado rumors started.

Then we plunge through Brazil, down the Amazon and Xingu Rivers, until we reach the coast. We’ve skipped the Caribbean Gods and Spirits who have their own section and managed to avoid Borneo and other Indonesian bits which can be found in our Southeast Asian Mythology department.


Introduction to South American Mythology.

Use our Godbrowser™ to explore the Gods of South American Mythology.

View the South American pantheons. Family trees coming soon!

Consult Godchecker’s complete alphabetical list of South American god and goddess names.

REGIONS COVERED: The Amazon, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Guiana (Guyana), Paraguay, Patagonia, Peru, Western Andes.

Many Gods are spread across different regions, cultures and tribes. We’ve tried to pin them down to a particular area if possible. But corrections are always welcome, especially from people with first-hand knowledge. So if you know the region and would like to comment, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.

TRIBES, CULTURES AND PEOPLES COVERED: Acawai, Arawak, Auca, Calina, Chaco, Chibcha, Huarochiri, Karaya, Kuikuru, Mamaiuran, Ona, Paracas, Tukano, Tupi, Tupari, Tupinamba, Warau, Yahgan, Yanomami.

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