A Toa Arawak shrine on the Chattahoochee River in SW Metro Atlanta
About a century ago, some hunters stumbled upon a hilltop shrine at the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Sweetwater Creek. The location is in Sweetwater Creek State Park and just upstream from Six Flags Over Georgia. There were stone steps leading up to the top of the hill and many stone cairns in the vicinity of the hill. Such shrines were typical of several Caribbean peoples, but not of the Muskogeans and Itza Mayas.
The Toa were a Ciboney People, who were possibly more closely related to the Caribs than to the Taino. Like the Caribs they worshiped many demons, who were called Maybouya.
Below is the stone stela, which stood on the top of the hilltop shrine. It is now on display at the Sweetwater Creek State Park Museum.
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