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In Tukano mythology, a semi-divine assistant of the sun god and creator deity Page Abe. The Amazonian Indians say that Pamuri-mahse brought down to earth many dangerous beasts, including the large snakes of the river. One large snake with seven heads fell in love with a young girl and it would have carried her off had not a medicine-man and a dog intervened. After a fierce struggle, they succeeded in killing all seven heads. Then the medicine-man brought firewood and burned the snake's carcass, but the black smoke that arose from the large bonfire was carried by the wind to the sea, where it fell as rain on the waves and the snake was reborn.

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