South American Mythology

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Akawaio Hero God

Also known as Sigo

Lifeboat God

The Akawaio version of Noah and the heroic son of Makunaima.

When a great gush of water from the Sacred Life Tree threatened to cover the Earth, Sigu knew just what to do.

First he made a magic basket to stop the flow. When that was accidentally knocked over by a curious monkey, he went for Plan B instead.

This involved locking up all the animals in a huge cave and sealing it with wax. Then he shinned up a very tall tree to await developments.

The flood waters covered the Earth for a long time... Sigu was very bored up in his tree. Every so often he’d drop a nut. Whenever it went ‘plop’ he sighed. Then one day it went ‘thud’; the waters had subsided and it was now time to release the animals and start mopping-up operations.

Sigu Facts and Figures

Name: Sigu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sigo

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Akawaio (Acawai) people of Orinoco river
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3867

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

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