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Hapi-nunus were made reference to demons, literally, seizers of women's bosoms that made mournful cries in the middle of the night, "We are defeated. We are defeated. Ah that, we should lose our subjects." These creatures, spirits, were heard by the original inhabitants of the area who during the day were troubled from clashing with others because of shortages of food and land. Then the demons were thought to have been conquered by Jesus Christ upon Calvary as opposed to Hapi-nunus in the ancient times, the age of savagery, who were considered enemies of the human race. They freely roamed at night carrying off every man woman, and child that they chose. A.G.H.


Osborne, Harold. South American Mythology. "Library of the World's Myths and Legends." New York. Peter Bedrick Books. 1968, 1985. pp. 74-76

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