Nootka mythology

The Nootka are a Native American tribe living in the Pacific northwest of North America.

Many animals have a spirit associated with them. For example, Chulyen (crow) and Guguyni (raven) are trickster gods.

Two brothers, Tihtipihin and Kwatyat were willingly swallowed by a monster because they needed to rescue their mother, who had already been swallowed. The brothers then cut through the stomach and, with their mother, escaped.

Andakout was born from the mucus or tears of a woman whose children had been stolen by Malahas (a malicious forest goddess). He rescued the children and killed Malahas.




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