South American Mythology

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Yanomami Creator God

Also known as Omai, Omam, Omama, Omamë

A Do-It-Yourself Creator God

He’s a make-and-mend sort of deity. One day whilst patching up the upper layers of the world and making a third storey, a section he was standing on fell down.

He sighed, shook his head and said ‘I’m gonna go fishing’. Which he did. And he caught a woman. Well, a primeval proto-woman — she had one teeny weeny aperture the size of a hummingbird’s anus.

So Omame performed some sexual surgery with the aid of some piranha teeth. You may wince, but it worked. He went on to father all the Yanomami ancestors. Other tribes were just made from river mist and foam, and colored in by a large bird.

Meanwhile, we assume the world is still falling slowly to bits.

Omame Facts and Figures

Name: Omame
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Omai, Omam, Omama, Omamë

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Yanomami (Yanomama) people of the Amazon rainforest
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5918

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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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