ARKOANYO – The bird-creating deity who often protected his fellow divinities, especially from the storm god Valedjad. That god often grew so angry with his fellow deities that he unleashed powerful storms on them, sometimes destroying lesser deities who dared to oppose him.
At one point Valedjad grew so angry he caused a storm so powerful it flooded the Earth, killing many of the other gods and goddesses. The surviving deities struggled to devise a way of at last ending Valedjad’s reign of terror. Arkoanyo, the bird-creating deity was the one who took action.
The next time Valedjad was hunting down deities with the intent of killing them, Arkoanyo hid inside a hollow tree. As the storm god passed by Arkoanyo leaped from hiding and poured liquid beeswax on Valedjad, sealing up his eyes and nose and causing his fingers to stick together so that the evil god could not use his magic in any way.
The bird god then created a series of birds to try to carry Valedjad off while he was still helpless but none were large enough. At last Arkoanyo created a parrot so gigantic that it was strong enough to do the job and he rode it as it carried Valedjad off to the north, where Arkoanyo imprisoned the storm god in a stone hut, stifling his power so much that, while Valedjad can still cause storms, none are powerful enough to slay gods or flood the entire world.
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