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Kame

by Holly Lance, Clarksville Middle School
Kame was one of the two brothers who created animals. He is from Caingang Indian mythology. It is said that he appeared from the inside of a mountain. While his brother Kayuruke made all the useful animals, Kame made all the harmful animals.

After they were done, they decided that the jaguars were too dangerous and plotted to kill them. They would lure the jaguars onto a tree trunk and push it out into the river where the jaguars would drown. But when the time came to push the trunk into the water, some of the jaguars clung to the riverbank. Kame was too scared to push them in the water, so there are still jaguars around today.


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