South American Mythology

The Gods of Brazil, Peru and Chile...


South American fabulous creature

Water hen who managed to outwit the wicked Anatiwa

When the Great Flood was in progress, she managed to put together a mound of mud for humans to rest of. It was a lot of work rebuilding it as Anatiwa kept sending fish to nibble it away.

But in the end the waters drained off and humans were saved. By a water hen. Sometimes sacred saviors come in humble forms.

Saracura Facts and Figures

Name: Saracura
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Karaya of East Brazil
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2919

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Article last revised on August 13, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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