João Américo Aeret, famous Indian researched and defensor of indian tribes in Brazil was working in the banks of the Fresco River, in the state of
Pará, when he heard the amazing narration of a fantastic story, which the indians said it wasnt myth, but it really happend 100 years ago. According
to the Caiapó Chief, Guey-babã, 100 years ago, coming from the “Forbidden Mountain of Pukatoti”, appeared in the village for the first time,
“Bep-Kororoti”, short for “Bô”, a man who claimed himself to live in a distant world beyond the stars. He also had a daughter, named
João with the tribe
According to the story from the chief words: “My grandparents said that before, our tribe was named bengôkré, they were nomads and lived on
hunting and fishing. One night they were camping at the foot of the Serra Pukatôti, a mountain that caused distrust and fear because it was always
covered with mists and mysterious noises, followed by lightning and weird stars. At that a certain time,noise and lightning were caused by an
unidentified flying object that passed over them and stopped at the top of the mountain (then called it flying canoe).
Ritual performed by indians witnessed by João
By the morning, the bravest warriors went to check for possible traces of the object. As they climbed the mountain, an extremely strange smell could
be felt, and among the mists, a large " foreigner" an invader with a strange physical aspect was walking around”. The "invader" was completely
white from head to to toe, and had a single "eye" from an opening and also carried a silver rod which shined from it's tip, he was somehow able to
make trees and rocks vanish from thin air by touching them with it's rod. Since the tribe warriors could not show fear, they decided to atack the
invader. But their attack were futile, the invader easily repeled them, in fact, he did basically nothing. When struck by clubs, he didnt even flinch,
and was heavy as a boulder, he simply tossed them aside, and with a touch of his baton, made the warriors pass out in the ground. Realizing they
couldn't win, the wariors retreated, and the foreigner made the passed out warriros wake up and they also fleed.
Arttistic representation of the flying star
Then, ater this event the place would be called "forbideen mountain" and no one would venture there. The invader would still be seen in the region
whomever. The legend, doesnt stop there, one afternoon, some young people went to bathe in a lake and saw another invader. However, unlike the
mountain giant, he was beautiful, had fair white skin, was tall, slim and muscular. And it was taking a bath completely naked in the river. The
stranger also saw the men-bengôkré, but he seemed indifferent to their presence, acting naturally and still took his bath. The warriors, following
their instructions to face invaders, went to look at him closely and tried to talk to him. And somehow they were able to understand him.
Artistic representations of Bep Kororoti
The foreigner was very friendly, he then said that he was called Bep-kororoti in their language (or Starborn/ Man of Stars) and that he had arrived
from heaven and he was the one who was attacked by them on the mountain. The young people were surprised and said, "No, we attacked a monster, not
you." He laughed and said that it was him, and that he was wearing a suit to protect himself from the "world" and that he left his suit on the river
bank and told them to check it. They checked and confirmed it was the same suit (somehow, the suit and standing on the air)
The being also spoke of these vines of the stars, he called the suit "Bô" and said it was used for the stars, and that his staff was named "Kob" and
was an extremely powerful weapon, which managed to break mountains and ground with "sunlight", and was nicknamed by the indians "thundering
He managed to convice the indians that he was a visitor from the stars, and he also said he would have to stay on the world for a long time. From
there he was invited to live among the Indians of the village ,and accept, and he did for a long time.
From there he helped improving the life of the Indians in the social sphere, and became the tribe master and best warrior. The indians said his skills
on learning archery and hunting was unlikely anything they ever seen, putting the best warriors to shame, he teached them on how to improve their
bows, teached them how to make spears and changed the tribe structure; made the village structure to become round with the chief house being in the
middle and made them from stop being nomads and created a tribe council, on where the leaders would be chosen by their proficiency by the members and
each one would work together to help the tribe grow.
Bep then fell in love with one of the tribe woman and decided to marry her, on which they had a daughter named Kob and a son and lived there for many
years. Hia daughter also married and had a son of her own. As time went by, Bep-kororoti's behavior changed. One day, during a hunt, he argued with
his companions and disappeared into the bush. For some reason, he covered his family with black paint and left them in their shelter. Then, he dressed
in the dangerous shocking suit called Bô and armed armed himself with his kop, the club that fired blinding and disintegrating rays. In an unusual
attitude for the natives, he challenged the tribe.
The tribe thought he had gone mad and tried to dominate him by force. However, as the Indians already knew when the visitor arrived on the mountain,
he was invincible, so they just let him go. Bep-kororoti climbed the Serra Pukatôti and, moments later, thunder and lightning were heard, and a
mysterious light reached his family, and his wife and son disappeared on the stop. Then, his "flying star or canoe" - as the natives described it -
went up to the sky, shrouded in smoke and lightning, and disappeared in the clouds. Niôpoti (Kob), his pregnant and married daughter, stayed in the
village. She chosed to stay and he said in her mind that she would need to stay if the tribe would someday need his help.
After many years and several climate changes and disease, the tribe was dying and to save a tribe, Kob decided she had to do something, she went to
the same waterfall with her son and husband and did the same thing her fater did, she painted them three in black, stayed by the side of a tree and by
doing a ritual she called her father with her mind.
Time later, the flying canoe reapered above the tribe, Bep has returned with his wife and son, and with him, medicine the tribe members have never
seen, weird food and local seeds. He cured all the tribe members and teached them how to plant those seeds to prevent famine from happening again. He
then left again with his wife and son, and apologized for burning the forest years in the past.
And at the request of "Bep Kororoti", the indigenous people were taken to "Serra Pukatoti" where Bep build them stone houses and the tribe lived in
prosperity, also changing their name to Kayapó. And to this day, the tribe memebers peform thanksgiving ceremonies wearing clothes made of straw and
using an old shotgun to use as the "kop" - the "thundering barbuna" used by "Bep Kororoti".
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