South American Mythology

The Gods of Brazil, Peru and Chile...

ARICONTE

Tupi Hero God

Also known as Ari-Coute, Arikute

Twins, one mortal and the other a God

His brother is Tamendonare. Due to interference by a God at the moment of conception, these twins had different fathers — making one of them mortal and one immortal.

Their mother got eaten by cannibals before they were old enough to ask. So they had to watch each other’s backs, give the kiss of life and perform emergency operations after risky adventures just in case.

This seems to have worked so far and there are no obituaries. But even Godchecker can’t tell you which one of them is the God.

See also our entries on Aroteh and Tovapod.

Ariconte Facts and Figures

Name: Ariconte
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ari-Coute, Arikute

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Tupinambá of the Tupi people of Brazil
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 815

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Article last revised on May 18, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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