South American Mythology

AROTEH

Tuparí Food Spirit

Spirit of Food Supplies on Primeval Earth

AROTEH and TOVAPOD were two magicians who had control of food supplies on the surface of the Earth when humans lived below.

One day when humans tunneled upwards to steal food the Magicians dug them up. They were amazed to find them really ugly web-footed things with tusks.

They decided there and then to start their own cosmetic surgery clinic as an excuse to practice their magic. From the word go it won gasps of amazement from a delighted participating audience. This sort of thing still seems to be much in demand.

See also our entries on ARICONTE and TAMENDONARE who seem to be some kind of parallel alternative version.

Aroteh Facts and Figures

Name: Aroteh
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Tuparí people of Rio Branco, Rondônia in Brazil
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Food
Area of expertise: Food

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present

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

References: Coming soon.

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