Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

B42E. Nandu hunt.72.74.

In the space hunt plot, the object of persecution is Nanda (Rhea americana, a large flightless bird). See motif B42.

Chaco. Matako; chorote; toba; pilaga; mokowi; vilela: Wilbert, Simoneau 1988, No. 5 [(Cipolletti ms); hunters surrounded the man hiding in a hole under a tree Nandu the ogre; three chicks escaped and became snakes (the origin of snakes); Nandu was killed, his skeleton was the Milky Way], 10 [The Milky Way owns all Nandu; the star at his head is two dogs clutching his neck]: 17-19, 26.

The Southern Cone. Tehuelche [{links seem to have been given, but I couldn't figure it out}; the Patagonians saw the Milky Way as old hunters chase Nanda; or it's one hunter; the Southern Cross is Nandu's legs, Orion's belt - abandoned bola; Magellanic Clouds are piles of Nandu feathers collected by this hunter or someone else]: Müller 1867:256.