South America



pp. 49-106 Terence Turner: "Animal Symbolism ..."

p.59 Cayapo`acquisition of fire by humans

leopard-man became __

and carried __





larger savannah deer

cotton string

toad & jaho (tinanou)-bird

sparks from fire-log

pp. 55 & 62-63 macaw's stone egg had broken sister's husband's hand {cf. [Quic^e`, in Popol Vuh] macaw (Cakix) who bit off man's arm}

p. 56 sister's husband "threw down the ladder, marooning" {The Bird-Nester theme is also in the Oregon Territory, among the Navaho, etc.}


pp. 145-182 Johannes Wilbert: "The House of the Swallow-Tailed Kite"

p. 148 Warrao insect-deities owning gaming-pieces in fields of board-game





quartz pyramid



ball of white hair



oval quartz pebbles



white tobacco-smoke


p. 162 these insects invade each others' hives

{from the pyramid may be derived that (with eye) emblematic of the United States}

Warrao god Mawari ("swallow-tailed kite")


Italia & Hellas



the Warrao are the reason for the name "Venezuela" ("little Venezia")

on that of Venezia was based the Constitution of the United States


p. 153 "to intercept the missile in midair" when is shot at by Bahana (shaman) as (hatabuarotu) "archer" with arrow (consisting "of temiche petiole")

as emblem of United States government, Bald-headed eagle is depicted clutching arrows

[according to the R.c Veda,] Kr.s`anu the archer shot an arrow at the bird Garu-tman; this caused that bird to leave on earth its talon in exchange for the Soma which that bird carried to the moon.


p. 154 catching bees; p. 165 his wife (Frigate-hen, p. 150) "was a daughter of Blue Bee (aroida)." hence (p. 166) "stingless-bee honey"

bees' wax & birds' feathers were successive shrines (each in ruins) at Delphoi? [birds' feathers would be those of the dove, a natural prey to the eagle: as grasped by bald-headed eagle, olive-branch is a lure to catch doves, thence the alluring blue field]

[in the R.c Veda,] Soma is often likened to honey.

invaders were said to have conquered Palaestina by sending hornets ahead of them to rout out the inhabitants {cf. also hornets in the Popol Vuh}; winning at <ay "ruins"

p. 154 archer's "new song", even (p. 155) "as a lure to attract his prey." Mawari "played his musical bow" (p. 155) in (p. 149) "the oval House of Smoke." this is (p. 148) for "white tobacco smoke (blue field)."

"Oval Office" in the White House of the Praesidency. Bluefields are split between counties of the Commonwealth (i.e., with county-sovereignty) of VA/WV, as also in Zelaya/N.d.D.

the linga is a a prolate sphaeroid: of sphati.ka (quartz) for a widow, as worshipped by Varun.a (according to the Puran.a)

"harpers harping on their harps", alluring "four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie"

p. 150 Mawari's mother-in-law "transformed herself into a frigate bird ... as the Mother of Seizures."


[Guni^ is a Bblical name] the gooney-bird is forced to drop its fish by the frigate-bird

p. 154 "wooden Mannequin" with "two parrot feathers ... as wings"

[Hesiodos: Theogonia] Meliai "ash-tree people"



pp. 183-250 R.Tom Zuidema: "The Lion in the City"

p. 228 contrast between Puma & Leopard







{cf. "Green Lion" in European al-chemy}

p. 228 ""the spirits of the dead (in the form of green flies)"

p. 231 Peru


right half

left half

upper half

lower half









p. 231 Peru

human official

as the __ (animal)


"felinelike dragon"

tambo (guesthouse)-keeper











pp. 251-284 Gary Urton: "Animal Metaphors ... in an Andean Community"

Quechua animal-types

p. 273 human type

p. 273 life-cycle

p. 273 animal-type







young parent



p. 266 man wearing fox-skin

with shape of Kemetian MS^ "fox-skins" (a hieroglyph), cf. "Epsilon at Delphoi" (by Ploutarkhos)


p. 262 mythical fox died by being dropped from sky by parrots' cutting of sky-rope

much as did North American Coyote




p. 271 ukuku "spectacled bear", having "black ... fur and ... a ring of white fur around the eyes ..."

Pandura-anga & Tlaloc have similar coloration


loc. cit. "myths about being raped by or having sexual intercourse with bears and subsequently giving birth to bear-human children"

this is the Korean myth of "bear" (Kuma) & human woman






Gary Urton (ed.): Animal Myths and Metaphors in South America. U. of UT Pr, Salt Lake City, 1985.



wind-instrument myth

p. 44 Munduruku`

pp. 44-45 Kamayura`

pp. 45-48 Baniwa



p. 45 [siblings:] "Exhaler and Inhaler, both males, and a female, Amaru"

siblings: >ahro^n & Mos^eh ("pulled", as e.g., inhalation), both males, & a female, Miryam


p. 45 Amaru became mother of Yurupari`, whose (p. 46) "belly exploded"

Judas Iscariot, whose belly exploded


p. 48 from ashes of Yurupari`, paxiuba-palm

palm-trees at >e^lim (S^MWT 15:27; B-MDBR 33:9)

"the souls had to live up under the roofs of houses."


the spies were concealed in the thatch of the roof at Yrih.o^

"three of the fish ... changed into trumpets"

p. 44 "three musical instruments ... the water spirits called jakui"

p. 48 "the women ... following the riverbeds, which were dry paths ... playing the flutes."

the people having crossed the Yarden while its riverbed was dry, their trumpets were sounded at Yrih.o^


p. 44 "If a man caught sight of them accidentally, the women would rape him."


The spies' hostess at Yrih.o^ had been a woman zonah "whore".


p. 45 The twins Sun and Moon reversed this state of affairs ... on behalf of the men. ... all women ... who peek are raped by the men."


sun & the moon reversed themselves, respectively at Gib<o^n & at >ayalo^n (according to the Book of Yas^ar -- YHWS^< 10:12-13)


p. 46 children hid in a cave, thinking that they would be safe there; but "they were eaten alive"

kings hid in a cave, thinking that they would be safe there; but they were hanged (YHWS^< 10:17-23) (cf.the eating [alive!] of Jesus in the form of a wafer; his body was interred in a cave)

the 2 thunders [one being the rolling-thunder] as parrot-gods

p. 56 [Makuna] "Adyawa, the older of the two, ... laid the earplug on his shoulder."

"San Pedro cactus" growing out of shoulders. Az^i Dahaka had a snake growing out of each of his shoulders. Chinese snakes as earplugs of deities.

Then, (p. 57) "Adyawa started to hum, and a the same time the plug began to spin."

Turba Philosophorum -- Zagreus


p. 58 [Mbya` Warani` of eastern Paraway] NYAMandui`, "his branched hands tipped with flowers," is associated with (p. 59) the trumpet-flower-liana

NYAMe "friend" god of the Akan. The trumpet-flower is sacred to Daoism.

p. 58 "Among the flowers of the sacred headdress hovered the first bird, the Hummingbird."


p. 59 iva "paradise"

[Skt.] Iva (Cloud 9)

god becoming monster in the dark

p. 73 [Karin~a (of lower Orinoco)] man, having returned to after absense to his wife, told that he would become a monster in the dark at night;

[Metamorphoses by Apuleius:] Psykhe was told that her husband became a monster in the dark every night:

while he was asleep that night, he was examined by torch-light, and painted.

while he was asleep that night, she examined him by lamp-light, and spilled hot lamp-oil on him.

origin of Europeans

p. 87 [Waiwai] The Europeans (in Brazil, officially styled "United States of Brazil") are descendants of WASHI.

cf. WASHIngton, DC

deluge; bird-nester

p. 31 [Yawa] deluge was caused by water pouring out of hollow lupuna tree [similar to baobab] when it was chopped-down by twin-brethren

the twin-brethren Dios-kouroi "hid inside a hollow tree ... But ... Idas ... hurled his spear at the tree", tranfixing Kastor (GM 74.g). Kastor is "beaver" (GM, vol. 2, p. 385), builder of dam impounding waters (much as doth the lupuna tree, within itself).

p. 87 [Makus^i] during deluge caused by water pouring out of chopped-down tree, brethren climbed tree -- p. 111 [Ge] to spite Sun-god, Moon-god magically caused Mauritia-palm-tree to grow tall

[Popol Vuh] in order to spite monkey-gods who had climbed a tree, Hun-ahpu (cf. names of Hun Hun-ahpu & Vucub Hun-ahpu, who were sun & moon) magically caused tree to grow tall

p. 101 [Ge] having climbed via a pole, bird-nester injured the hand of his brother-in-law

amputated hand of Savitr., impeller of the sun [impelling by it pushing with pole?]

p. 110 [Suya`] boy bird-nester describeth to his brother-in-law the pubic hair of his own (bird-nester's) sister, the wife of that brother-in-law

[British Columbia] boy trapped the sun in a snare made of pubic hair of that boy's sister

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.

[bird-nest-residing heroes are Persian & Chinese]

p. 124 relayed theft of fire

[Mataco] "Jaguar's fire is stolen by ... Rabbit"

Cf. Algonkin myth of theft of fire by Rabbit.

[Toba] "Rabbit owns fire, and Hummingbird ... steals it."

In S^os^oni myth, Rabbit stole fire after being told of it by Hummingbird (ThF).

ThF = &

Gran Chaco (of Argentina)

[Toba] "extremely ugly" young man who was "always dirty": "the women ... wiped their noses on his hair." (MSA, p. 131)

The Erinues-goddesses (who were "serpent-haired" (GM 114.a) were dreaded by Meleagros (according to the Iliad).

[Matako] He died by spontaneous combustion (MSA, p. 133).

Meleagros died by spontaneous combustion (GM 80.i).

His death was the result of his having "poked just one ember" after having been warned not to (MSA, pp. 132-133)

Golden Verses of Puthagoras prohibit poking embers with a sword. (GV)

The embers were been kept by "the mistress of the Pleiades asleep beside it." (MSA, p. 132)

Meleagros fathered a child (GM 80.l) on Atalante, who picked up the golden apples taken (CDCM, s.v. "Atalante") from the Hesperides -- by Atlas, father (GM 39.d) of the Pleiades.

GV = (2:5)

CDCM = Pierre Grimal: Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology.

C^amakoko [of Paraguay]

Woman went to repair thatch in roof, which had been blown off; she thereupon had sexual intercourse with her own son. (MSA, p. 136)

At Yrih.o^, spies were hidden in thatch of roof by zonah "prostitute". (YHWS^< 2:6)

When all the other women in the world were killed, "one woman escaped in the shape of a deer." (MSA, p. 136)

Doe-deer escaped the world-wide deluge which drowned all the women; she became human wife of the only man (Manu) who escaped it. (MP)

The "escaped woman climbed a tree" which was unscalable to the men, who cover its trunk with their semen while endeavoring to rape her. They were endeavoring to rape her because she had spat on a man. (MSA, pp. 136-137)

Dinah "faith", a raped woman, hath her name translated Pistis in the Hypostasis of the Arkhones (HA = GB, p. 171; cf. GB, p. 430), where she is described as becoming a tree [the trunk of which thereupon is covered with the semen of her would-be rapists].

"they cut her body into small pieces, which fell in the sperm around the base of the tree." (MSA, p. 137) [Likewise, amongst the Munduruku`, "a tree-climbing contest was arranged between the men and the women." (MSA, p. 48) It is because the men won that contest that "all women ... who peek are raped by the men." (MSA, p. 45)]

Raped woman is cut into pieces by her husband. (S^PT.YM 19:5-29) This is said to have occurred after the by-passing (S^PT.YM 19:10-11) of Ybus = Yrus^alem. [If the name Yrus^alem is to be divided as YRWS^-LM ("heirs-assembly" in <arabic), then here may be an allusion to Lmu^->el the husband of H.akmah "wisdom" (MS^LY 31:26), whose name is translated Sophia in the Hypostasis of the Arkhones (HA), where she is aequated with Pistis: perhaps intended is that she is a later incarnation of Dinah. A still earlier incarnation of her may have been as >abram's wife S`aray, who "laugheth" (MS^LY 31:25).]

From each piece of a woman originated a woman. (MSA, p. 137)

In the account of re-incarnation in Z^uan Z^ou

each human body-part is separately re-incarnated as a distinct being.

MP = Markan.d.eya Puran.a

HA =

GB = Barnstone & Myer: The Gnostic Bible. Shambhala, Boston, 2003.

fire & laughter by bird

p. 140 [Mataco] Fire-god produced fire from his body (anus),

[Maori] Maui obtained fire from body (nails, of goddess) (F);

causing Ovenbird to laugh.

a bird (tata-hore, the whitehead) laughed at Maui (P)

p. 131 The rufous Ovenbird originated from the ashes of the ogress Tse`hmataki, the "mother of birds",

when he Maui was entering the goddess of the underworld, Hine-nui-te-Po (H).

who (p. 130) was "causing earthquakes".

[Norse] In the underworld, the wife of Loki induced earthquakes.

F =

P =

H =

MSA = John Bierhorst: The Mythology of South America. William Morrow & Co., NY, 1988.


Q'ero of Peru

p. 55 the 5 "belts of power"


__ c^unpi "belt"

its __ n~awi "eye"

associated element


yana "black"

siki (pelvis)



puka "red"

qosqo (belly)

earth's "blood"


qori "golden"

sonqo "heart"



qolqe "silvern"

kunka (throat)



kuli ""violet"



denizens of the 3 worlds


pac^a "world"

its denizens


heaven [stars?]



atmosphaere ?

"when children die, ... they transform into something like birds that fly"



"Older people, men and women, when they die they go to a volcano" (p. 165 "But still, to live in this volcano, your soul must climb the mountain, the sides of the volcano. It is very difficult. ... this is our shadow self.")


the tomb

"when we die, there is a door in this volcano. ... A soul knocks on the door, and ... This is when the bad are recognized and sent back" (p. 166 "he or she must return to their tomb. ... they return to their tombs. ... These souls ... are beings who scurry around and scare you. They are wanderers.")

p. 168 stars & planets

"The stars are in the hanaq pacha, and they are young ladies who are dressed in their finest clothes. They are very elegant and dressed in many colors.

In the heavens are ... also the old ladies, like Venus. ... Those like her ... are qoyllurs, not ch'askas [planets, not stars]."

occult physiology

p. 259 saminc^ukuy = downward-moving column of light (through belts of power)

sawaic^akuy = upward-moving column of light (through belts of power)

p. 151 kawsay huc^a "energy heavy" (burdening with bad luck)

p. 149 kawsay sami "energy light[-weight]" (alleviating with good luck)

p. 260 "qawaq abilities, where you can actually see people's poq'pos" (p. 158 qawaq is someone who can see energy and auras) (p. 249 poq'po "energy bubble extends outward around your physical body and has a surface to it, like a skin.") {"bubble" is travelled in, according to Carlos Castan~eda. cf. also men in bubbles in Codex Borgia, p. 38}

pp 154 "k'ara is like a person's aura." (p. 155 kayk'ara "crested, pointed". -- p. 156 "a woman's clitoris is kayk'ara ...")

Joan Parisi Wilcox: Masters of Living Energy. Inner Traditions, Rochester (VT), 2001. (revised edition of:- Keepers of Ancient Knowledge. Elements Books, 1999.)