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The Nguruvilu "fox snake" (also: Guirivilo, Guruvilu, Ñuruvilu, Ñirivilu, Ñivivilu, Ñirivilo o Nirivilo; from Mapudungun ngürü "fox" and filu "snake") is a creature found in the Mapuche mythology of Chile. [1]

13 relations: Chile, Coi Coi-Vilu, Fox, Kalku, Machi (shaman), Magician (paranormal), Mapuche, Mapuche language, Mapuche religion, Shamanism, Snake, Spanish language, Underwater panther.


Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Coi Coi-Vilu

Coi Coi-Vilu or Caicai-Vilu (from Mapudungun Kaykayfilu: Kaykay a name, and filu "snake") is the god of water (or goddess, in some versions found in Chiloé) and of all that inhabits it and is who rules the seas; according to Mapuche myths (later also found in Chiloé).

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Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the Canidae family.

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Kalku or Calcu, in Mapuche mythology, is a sorcerer or witch who works with black magic and negative powers or forces.

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Machi (shaman)

A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina.

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Magician (paranormal)

A magician is a practitioner of magic who attains objectives or acquires knowledge using supernatural means.

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The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina, including parts of present-day Patagonia.

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Mapuche language

Mapudungun (from mapu 'earth, land' and dungun 'speak, speech') is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people (from mapu 'earth' and che 'people').

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Mapuche religion

The mythology and religion of the indigenous Mapuche people of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina is an extensive and ancient belief system.

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Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.

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Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

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Spanish language

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.

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Underwater panther

An Underwater panther, called Mishipeshu or Mishibijiw in Ojibwe, is one of the most important of several mythological water beings among many Great Lakes and Northeastern Woodlands Native American tribes, particularly among the Anishinaabe peoples.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguruvilu

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