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Awonawilona

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
The dual creator deity of the Pueblo Zuni, Awonawilona is said to have existed before all else. From the nebulae of mist, he is full of power and growth. He created the sun, which fecundated the primeval sea, and formed a green scum over it. This hardened, then divided, becoming Awitelin Tsta, earth mother, and Apoyan Tachi, sky father. From these two beings then sprung all life.

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