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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 19, Mu Olokukurtilisop Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, Mu Olokukurtilisop Summary and Analysis

Mu, Giant Blue Butterfly Lady, protects the women of the Cuna tribe of Panama. The Cuna people say that it is Mu Olokukurtilisop that created all that exists. She gives birth to the sun, mates with it and creates the moon. She makes love to the moon to create the stars. Mu gives birth to all plants and animals by making love with the stars.

The Cuna people return their dead to the caves of Tarcarcuna where they first made their homes. They view the caves as Mother Mu's womb from whence all people came. A girl entering menarche is initiated through a ceremony and the painting of her face with red juice of the saptur fruit. The Cuna people say that the red juice is the menstrual blood of Mu. The girl about to enter womanhood...

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