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Native American Legends: Raven (Arctic)
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 Arctic Raven stories have to do with
his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.
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 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.
Ancient Peoples and Places: The Eskimos and Aleuts
Alaska Native American Indian tribes
The Arctic Culture Area
The Eskimo language family
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