South American Mythology

The Gods of Brazil, Peru and Chile...


Mapuche Supreme God

Also known as Guineche, Guinechén, Guinemapun, Ngenechen

Creator God of Stability and Equilibrium

He’s the supreme deity trying to keep the world in order against the evil forces of Guecubu and Pillan. It’s a never-ending job and all he has time for.

Legend tells that there was once a great flood which threatened to wipe out all life on Earth. To preserve his creatures, Guinechen raised the mountains higher to give humans and animals more upper ground to escape to. That’s why mountains are so tall and pointy.

According to those in the know, both Guinechen and Guecubu are equally matched, and the never-ending battle of Good vs Evil is actually what keeps the Universe ticking over.

Should either side ever win, the whole fabric of the Cosmos would come crashing down like a badly-fixed curtain.

Guinechen Facts and Figures

Name: Guinechen
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Guineche, Guinechén, Guinemapun, Ngenechen
Name means: Master of Men

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Mapuche (Araucanian) people of Chile
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 4044

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Article last revised on April 18, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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