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In Zuñi mythology, the Aihayuta are a 2nd pair of twin-brother heroes who complement the 1st set of twin-brother heroes, the Ahayuta.

In literature[edit]

  • "Parsons uses Aihayuta to refer to the second pair of Twins who were generated at Hanlhibinkya while the people were searching for the Center Place."
  • "Bunzel (1932 : 597) states that the second pair ... were generated by a waterfall at Hanlhibinkya."
  • "D. Tedlock (1972 : 225-69) gives the names Uyuyuwi and Ma’asewi to the pair of Twins who were created while the people were searching for the Center Place".[1]


  1. ^ M. Jane Young : "Morning Star, Evening Star : Zuni Traditional Stories", p. 94, n. 3. In :- Ray A. Williamson & Claire R. Farrer : Earth & Sky : Visions of the Cosmos in Native American Folklore. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1992. pp. 75–100


  • Bunzel, Ruth L. : Introduction to Zuñi Ceremonialism. Forty-Seventh ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY, for the years 1929–1930. pp. 467–1086. Washington (DC), 1932.
  • Parsons, Elsie C. : "The Origin Myth of the Zuñi". JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE 36 (1923) : 135-62.
  • Tedlock, Dennis : Finding the Center : Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians. NY : Dial Press, 1972.