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milky way galaxy as an iguana

The grand luminous band of stars that stretches accross the tropical sky, the Milky Way Galaxy, manifests itself to the Native people as both a great tree growing through the center of Creation and also as a giant celestial iguana that represents the reptilian character of the Cosmic Mother.

cacike cosmic center

Guaguiona again assumed his rightful role as the central anchor of the community, the one who had the authority to sit on the Cacike stool, the duho. He again became the image on Earth of the Cosmic ceiba tree, the Galactic Center around which all the constellations truly rotate. As the central anchor of the community, the people again had a stable center around which to rally and upon which to anchor the destiny of the tribe.