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Legendary Native American Figures: Raven (Arctic)



Name: Raven (Arctic)
Tribal affiliation: Inuit, Aleut, Yup'ik Eskimo
Native names: Qanglaagix (Aleut), Tulukaruq (Yup'ik)
Pronunciation: kan-glah-ghikh, too-loo-kah-rook
Type: Native American god, raven spirit, trickster, transformer
Related figures in other tribes: Raven (Northwest Coast)

Raven is the culture hero of the Inuit, Aleut and Yupik Eskimo peoples. He is a benevolent and revered transformer figure who helps the people and shapes their world for them, but at the same time, he is also a trickster character and many Raven stories have to do with his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.

Arctic Raven Stories

*Raven and His Grandmother:
    Aleut myths about the wives of the trickster hero Raven.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Aleut Tales and Narratives:
    Collection of traditional stories in Aleut with English translation and commentary.

Additional Resources

 Inuit myths
 Aleut language
 Inuit language
 Yup'ik language
 Yup'ik words
 Inuktitut words
 Alaska Native American Indian tribes
 The Arctic Culture Area
 The Eskimo language family



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