Ainu Mythology and Folklore

Okikurmi or Ae-oyna Kamui: Ainu Wiseman Or Protective God

Ainu culture hero who features in many myths as an extremely pious powerful man who performs all the Ainu rituals, or who calls on the kamui for assistance for his people. Okikurmi is wise and good, but he has a counterpart, Samai-unkur, the chieftain of a neighboring village, who is stupid, careless, and weak. The …

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