South American Mythology

The Gods of Brazil, Peru and Chile...


Mapuche Water God

Also known as Guirivilo, Guruvilu, Ngurvilu, Nirivilo, Ñuruvilu

Picture of the South American Water God Nguruvilu from our South American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Fox Snake of Lake Arrrgghhh

Careful where you fish, swim, or paddle your own canoe. Anything drastic that happens to you on a lake or a river is down to this wild water fox. He lives at the bottom of a whirlpool and that is never a good sign.

Nguruvilu is a curious hybrid of a fox and a snake. But don’t be too curious – he is deadly. His tail has a vicious claw on the end — and if the water doesn’t get you, the claw will.

Nguruvilu Facts and Figures

Name: Nguruvilu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Guirivilo, Guruvilu, Ngurvilu, Nirivilo, Ñuruvilu

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

In charge of: Water
Area of expertise: Water

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5424

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

References: Coming soon.

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