Iae is the Moon
god for the Mamaiurans, an Amazon Indian tribe
that lives in Brazil. According to legend, at the beginning of time there
were so many birds in the sky that their wings prevented daylight from
being seen. It was always night and the people lived in fear of attack from
Tired of the darkness, two heroes, Iae and his brother Kuat,
decided to force the king of the birds to give back some of the daylight.
The birds would share daylight with the Mamaiurans, and day
would alternate with night. Kuat represented the Sun and Iae represented
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