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Native American Legends: Culloo (Kollu)
Tribal affiliation: Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,
Alternate spellings: Kollu, Klu, Kulloo, Kaloo, Cullo, Cullona, K
ilu, Kulu, Gulu, Gulloua
Type: Monster, giant bird
Culloo was a giant bird of prey, said to eat humans and be large enough to carry off a child in its talons.
Klu Visits Turtle:
Maliseet story in which Turtle accidentally kills the Culloo chief..
The Merry Tales of Lox, The Mischief-Maker:
A long Wabanaki epic about Lox the Wolverine, including a chapter about Lox's violent visit with the Culloos.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Old book of legends about Culloo and other mythical Passamaquoddy characters.
On the Trail of Elder Brother:
A good collection of traditional stories told by a Mi'kmaq author and illustrator.
Giants of the Dawnland:
More good Wabanaki legends told by a Penobscot Indian author.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Mi'kmaq and other Algonquian tribes.
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