Abore In the mythology of the Warau Indians of the Guianas of South America, a culture hero. The evil frog woman Wowta made Abore her slave when he was a young boy, but when he grew up, she wished to marry him. Abore lured Wowta toward a hollow tree that he had filled with honey, Wowta’s favourite food. When she saw the honey, she became so excited that she got stuck in the hollow tree. Abore then fled in a canoe, reaching the land of the white man, to whom he taught the arts of civilization. Wowta eventually escaped from the tree by turning herself into a small frog.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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