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* WaterIsWomanly: Atabey is the Taino's supreme god -- the goddess of water and fertility, contrasted with the masculine Yúcahu.


* Atabey is often cited as the Taino's supreme god. She's a fertility and water goddess, as well as an Earth Spirit, alongside the masculine Yúcahu, Pregnant women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.

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* Atabey is often cited as the Taino's supreme god. She's a fertility and water goddess, as goddess (as well as an Earth Spirit, Spirit), alongside the masculine Yúcahu, Yúcahu. Pregnant women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.


The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirits called zemi (also written as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). While Zemi are most associated with the Taino, they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.

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The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirits called zemi (also written ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS also written]] as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). While Zemi are most associated with the Taino, they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.


* DarkIsEvil: Maboyas is the god of death and the afterlife who worked during the night. He caused plenty of troubles to mortals and is attributed for anything bad that happens in the world.

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* DarkIsEvil: Maboyas is the god of death and the afterlife who worked during the night. He caused plenty of troubles to mortals and is attributed for anything bad that happens happened in the world.


* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.
* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess, as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and often becomes enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached the rainforest peak of El Yunque.

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* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was is only active during the nighttime. He destroys crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed allows worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.
* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled controls the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess, as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and often becomes enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten threatens the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash often clashes with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached reaches the rainforest peak of El Yunque.


* Atabey is often cited as the Taino's supreme god. She's a fertility and water goddess as well as an Earth Spirit, alongside the masculine Yúcahu, Pregnant women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.

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* Atabey is often cited as the Taino's supreme god. She's a fertility and water goddess goddess, as well as an Earth Spirit, alongside the masculine Yúcahu, Pregnant women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.



* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys the crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.
* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and would often become enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached the rainforest peak of El Yunque.

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* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys the crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.
* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess goddess, as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and would often become becomes enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached the rainforest peak of El Yunque.


The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirits called zemi (also written as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). Zemi are most associated with the Taino, but they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.

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The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirits called zemi (also written as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). While Zemi are most associated with the Taino, but they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.



* Yúcahu is known as the creator of the Taino. He is a fertility god, alongside the feminine Atabey. He created the sun, moon, starrs, animals, and humans. Yúcahu lives on a throne on the peak of the largest mountain in the El Yunque National Forest.

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* Yúcahu is known as the creator of the Taino. He is a fertility god, alongside the feminine Atabey. He created the sun, moon, starrs, stars, animals, and humans. Yúcahu lives on a throne on the peak of the largest mountain in the El Yunque National Forest.


* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and would often become enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached the rainforest peak of El Yunque

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* Guabancex, also known by her Spanish name "Juracán" (which actually refers to the storms themselves), controlled the weather, particularly storms and hurricanes (which is where the word comes from). She was an important goddess as good weather was needed for crops and wind was vital for travel between islands. Guabancex has a temper and would often become enraged and bent on destroying all in her path with hurricanes. She is always associated with Guataubá, who heralds her eventual arrival with clouds and lightning. Guabancex would threaten the other deities in an attempt to have them join her. The goddess would clash with their supreme deity, Yúcahu, when she reached the rainforest peak of El Yunque
Yunque.


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* DarkIsEvil: Maboyas is the god of death and the afterlife who worked during the night. He caused plenty of troubles to mortals and is attributed for anything bad that happens in the world.



* MotherNature: Atabey represents the Earth's spirit. She is the creator goddess who created the heavens and gave birth to Yúcahu, another important creator deity.

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* MotherNature: Atabey represents the Earth's spirit. She is the creator goddess who created the heavens and gave birth to Yúcahu, another important creator deity.deity.
* WeatherManipulation: Guabancex is a storm goddess who has control over the weather.

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The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirit called zemi (also written as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). Zemi are most associated with the Taino, but they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.

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The Taino worshipped deities and ancestral spirit spirits called zemi (also written as "cemi"). Zemi were housed in sculptures sculpted from a wide variety of materials, including wood, clay, sandstone, bone, shells, and stone. Medicine people could consult zemis for healing and advice. During these consultation ceremonies, images of the zemi were sometimes painted or tattooed on the body of a priest (who was known as a "Bohuti" or "Buhuithu"). Zemi are most associated with the Taino, but they were also created by indigenous South American cultures.


* MotherEarth: Atabey represents the Earth's spirit. She is the creator goddess who created the heavens and gave birth to Yúcahu, another important creator deity.

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* MotherEarth: MotherNature: Atabey represents the Earth's spirit. She is the creator goddess who created the heavens and gave birth to Yúcahu, another important creator deity.


The Taíno were an indigenous people of the Caribbean. Until Spanish colonizers began traveling to the islands in the 15th century, they were the main inhabitants of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the northern Lesser Antilles.

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The Taíno were an indigenous people of the Caribbean. Until Spanish colonizers began traveling to the islands in the 15th century, they were the main inhabitants of Cuba, UsefulNotes/TheBahamas, UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic, UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jamaica}}, the northern Lesser Antilles.Antilles, and UsefulNotes/PuertoRico.



* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys the crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.

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* Maboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys the crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.





* Maboya

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* MaboyaMaboyas is the ruler of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He was only active during the nighttime. He destroys the crops, seduces women, and terrorizes people. Maboyas has a half-human/half-dog helper named Opiyelguabirán who only allowed worthy souls into the Land of the Dead.

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* FoodGod: Yucáhu is a god of cassava, a staple crop of the Taino (and even their modern descendents)


* Yúcahu

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* YúcahuAtabey is often cited as the Taino's supreme god. She's a fertility and water goddess as well as an Earth Spirit, alongside the masculine Yúcahu, Pregnant women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.
* Yúcahu is known as the creator of the Taino. He is a fertility god, alongside the feminine Atabey. He created the sun, moon, starrs, animals, and humans. Yúcahu lives on a throne on the peak of the largest mountain in the El Yunque National Forest.



* Atabey



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* CreationMyth: The goddess Atabey originally created the heavens and nothing else. The world was void and empty. To fix this, she created her two sons Yucáhu and Guacar. Yucáhu took over his mother's role as a creation deity in an attempt at gaining her favour. He awoke the Earth from its slumber and created two new deities: the controllers of the sun and moon, Boinael and Maroya. Yucáhu noticed four gemstones that lied in the ground and converted them into the celestial star beings Achinao, Coromo, Racuno, Sobaco. He then created the animals. Finally Yucáhu created a new entity that wasn't either an animal nor a deity. He opened a rift in the heaven, from which emerged the first man, Locuo.
* MotherEarth: Atabey represents the Earth's spirit. She is the creator goddess who created the heavens and gave birth to Yúcahu, another important creator deity.

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