Archive for February 19th, 2011

Feb 19 2011

Amazonian Folklore

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There is an ancient myth from the Amazon, first documented in writing by José de Anchieta in 1560 and discovered by me yesterday in a book Molly loaned me: Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett. It concerns a demon that the native Pirahã call Curupira. […]

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