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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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