South American Mythology

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AUNYAINA

Tuparí Demon

Demon with boar tusks who fed on children

One day it chased a tasty group of kids in the forest. They climbed into a tree, but the demon followed, hauling itself up on a liana vine.

Luckily a friendly parrot gnawed through it and the demon crashed to the ground. Lizards burst forth from its broken corpse and scurried off to colonize the land.

Sadly, the children turned into little monkeys. Or maybe they enjoyed it.

Aunyaina Facts and Figures

Name: Aunyaina
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 642

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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