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A'akuluujjusi is the great creator mother among the Inuit people, a primordial goddess.[1]

Creation myth[edit]

She created animals from her clothes. First, she made the caribou with tusks and the walrus with antlers. But that way, they were too dangerous for hunters going after them. So she changed her mind and swapped.

She found the walrus was perfect with tusks. Yet, the caribou was running too fast to be caught by hunters, therefore, she turned his belly hair against the wind to slow him down.[2]


  1. ^ Nyx in the House of Night by P. C. Cast and Leah Wilson
  2. ^ Holtved; Knud Rasmussen (1921) in Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines by Patricia Monaghan