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The Cuillurguna

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Cuillurguna or “twins” narratives are the most extensive and defining stories in Napo Quichua mythology. Culture heroes, the twins effect the “miracles” and transformations that came to define ... More


The Petroglyphs and the Twins’ Ascent

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents two stories about the twins, a story about the petroglyphs they left here on the earth and their conversion into stars. Both of these stories reveal the inscribed textuality of ... More


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