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In Inuit mythology, Keelut also known as Ke'lets, Qiqion, or Qiqirn,[1] is an evil chthonic spirit who resembles a hairless dog. It is said to feast upon the dead, and is sometimes seen as a harbinger of death.[2] Having hair only on its feet, the tracks of the Keelut are said to disappear, giving those the creature stalks no warning of its presence.[3]


  1. ^ "Keelut Mythical Creature". Myth Beasts. Myth Beasts. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Keelut Comes to Akliasuk." Norman, Robert. Dalhousie Review; Spring2010, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p75-75, 1p
  3. ^ Toombs, Terrye (June 12, 2012). "Alaska folklore: Five mythical creatures of the Last Frontier". Alaska Dispatch Publishing. Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved January 22, 2015.