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Jupka

by Dr Harald Fuchs
A great spirit who "fished up the uncreated world from the ocean floor." When it had been developed he created people. He then taught them about the moons and seasons and all the rites and activities pertaining to them; of the rules governing the wowi (the home, hearth) and the watgurwa (the men's house); about death and the land of the dead; of the Yahi way which was that of peace. When all was done he transformed himself into a many-colored butterfly.

Yahi (southern Yana), California.


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