South American Mythology

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Kuikuro fabulous creature

Also known as Uguvu Coengo, Ugwvu-Cuengo, Ugwvucuengo

The Vulture King and Collector of Fire

This giant two-headed bird was king of all the vultures – but spent much of his time flapping around with a vacant expression. Until creator deity and folk hero Kanassa caught him by the legs and forced him to zoom off into the sky to bite off a piece of the sun.

This was apparently a common occurrence at the time. Vultures were always being pestered for light and fire — see Urubutsin, for instance. If you were a vulture in the vicinity of the Xingu River you might as well resign yourself to it.

Ugúvu-cuengo Facts and Figures

Name: Ugúvu-cuengo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Uguvu Coengo, Ugwvu-Cuengo, Ugwvucuengo

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Kuikuro (aka Kuikuru) people of Xingu River, Brazil
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3595

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

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