Myths and Legends: Glooscap Creates the West Isles

  As Glooscap was creating features around the Bay of Fundy area, he encountered a pack of wolves chasing a deer and a moose in a place that he wished to make rich and special. So he froze the drama … Continue reading

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Meet Ato-sis the Wabanaki water serpent.

 

Kci-Athusoss (also spelled Kitchi-at’Husis, Kici Atthusus, or other ways): An underwater horned serpent, common to the legends of most Algonquian tribes. It is said to lurk in lakes and eat humans. Its Passamaquoddy name literally means Great Serpent and is pronounced kih-chee ott-hoo-suss

Editor’s Note: This image is based on a drawing by Norval Moriseau.