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Mastamho, sometimes also referred to as Mustamho, is the creator deity of the first Mohave people along the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert.[1] Mastamho is the grandson of the Earth Mother (in South America referred to as Pachamama) and the Sky father.[1]

He was the son of Matavilya and had a sister, Frog Woman, and a brother, Kaatar.[1] Mastamho is pictured on the Blythe Intaglios with stretched arms,[2] which indicates that he protects his people from destruction.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "PBS: Gain insight into some of the Laughlin area's many petroglyphs". Laughlin. PBS. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ Steinmetz, George (January 1998). "Mojave Desert Mastamho, California, 1998". "Making Sense of the Millennium". National Geographic magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2010.