Name: Asin Alternate spellings: Pronunciation: ah-sin Tribal affiliation:Alsea Also Known As: Lxalwaena, Monster-Girl Type:Monster, giant Related figures in other tribes:Basket Woman (Salish)
Asin is a cannibal ogress from the mythology of the Alsea tribe. Like other monstrous ogres of the Northwest Coast,
Asin preys on children and is often the subject of "bogeyman" stories told to frighten children into avoiding dangerous
behavior. Asin was particularly associated with huckleberry plants, so Alsea people (especially
children) did not touch or eat huckleberries. Hearing Asin's cries was considered an omen of death.
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