ANATBA AND KOLUBEH, GODDESSES OF CHILDBIRTH

Here are two goddesses of the Tupari people in what is now Brazil. FOR THE FULL LIST OF TUPARI GODS CLICK HERE

Tupari live near the Rio BrancoANATBA and KOLUBEH – The twin goddesses of childbirth, who began gracing humanity with children after they left the underground world. In Tupari myths the only way women can become pregnant is for these two deities to visit them at night and place a baby in the woman’s womb. Before the baby’s presence in the body of the mother it forms from the otherworldly “flesh” of Anatba and Kolubeh, sometimes linking them like the joints that link Siamese twins.

It is speculated that 

the birth of a set of real-life conjoined twins in the distant past inspired this depiction of Anatba and Kolubeh. 

No woman will ever give birth if the two goddesses do not choose to bestow a child upon her. Anatba and Kolubeh also insert some meat into the mother’s womb for her to feed on after the exhaustion of giving birth. (Eeewww) Now that’s the kind of fundamental courtesy you just don’t find in deities these days! It’s possible they also include a note that says “We’re so proud of you” in with this lunch they pack but I doubt it.

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4 responses to “ANATBA AND KOLUBEH, GODDESSES OF CHILDBIRTH

  1. Tremendous look at these poor forgotten tribe!

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