Native American Indian Night Spirits: Evaki

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Native American Indian Night Spirits: Evaki

Name: Evaki

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Also spelled: Ewaki

Tribal affiliation: Bakairi

Pronunciation: halfway between eh-vah-kee and eh-wah-kee

Type: Goddess, night, dreams, bat god

Evaki is the Bakairi night goddess, aunt of the twin culture heroes Keri and Kame. Evaki has the responsibility of taking the sun out of the jar it is kept in every morning and putting it back away at night. She is associated with sleep and dreams and is sometimes represented as a bat.

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