South American Mythology

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PERIBORIWA

Yanomami Moon Goddess

Moon Goddess

Forget love and romance. This is blood on the Moon.

She was hit with an arrow and her blood spilled down to Earth. Each drop turned into a member of the Yanomami people, which is how they account for their somewhat fierce and bloodthirsty nature.

Periboriwa is the moonlight of aggression, inspiring moonlight raids by fierce warriors. She’s also — we guess — the moonlight symbol of female menstruation.

Periboriwa Facts and Figures

Name: Periboriwa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 463

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

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