Ute mythology

The Ute are a tribe of Native Americans from the western United States.

Siats is a cannibalistic clown monster. Cin-an-ev is a wolf trickster and culture hero.

The Ute especially venerated a bear spirit, who occasionally went on killing sprees. Sunuwavi, a Ute hero, once rescued his people from this by finding the qumu, the bear's fire medicine (spiritual power), and covering it with water, thus ending the spirit's power.

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