The god of Kolapapauro, the afterworld. The ghosts of the dead have to present themselves to him. He examines their hands to see whether they bear the mark of the sacred frigate-bird cut on them; if they have the mark, the ghosts may pass across a tree-trunk into Kolapapauro. The ghosts who have not the mark on their hands are cast into the gulf and perish out of their ghostly life.



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