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THE SONS OF THE MOON: THE AMAHUACA VERSION OF A WIDESPREAD AMAZONIAN MYTH

Robert L. Carneiro

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In a previous publication, I presented the Kuikuru version of an important myth from the Upper Xingú which I called “To the Village of the Jaguars.” A version of this myth is widely distributed among Amazonian groups, including the Amahuaca, a Panoan-speaking group of eastern Peru and western Brazil. The Amahuaca version is presented here as I recorded it among them in 1960 and 1961. After presenting the text of the myth, I discuss specific similarities and differences between the Amahuaca and Kuikuru versions of it.
Key words: Amazonian myth, Amahuaca Indians, Kuikuru Indians.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18542/amazonica.v1i1.137

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