KUTKHAlso known as KUTKHA, KUTQ, KUTCHA, QUIKIL, QUIKINNAQU, KUTKINNAKU
The Raven Trickster God of East Russia
He is the Slavic cousin of North America's legendary RAVEN, a marvelous mischief-making deity who features in many stories, myths and tall tales of the indigenous peoples of Russia.If you wish to know who is responsible for bringing light to planet Earth or teaching mankind to speak, it's him. He also created the mountains and invented sex. But not for our benefit, oh no. He just does it all for kicks.
His name is pronounced 'koot-cha', but you can call him kooky. Among the Koryak people of Siberia he is known as KUTKINNAKU, the Big Raven. And he certainly is big — most of their myths are about him.
As with most trickster gods, he is practically an anti-deity. No-one bothers to actually worship him as he doesn't take any notice. It's far better to roll your eyes to heaven, giggle at his antics, and appreciate the craziness of creation.
We are currently trying to get an interview with KUTKH but he is generally too busy laughing at our attempts to write about him.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Koryaks of Siberia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KUTKHA, KUTQ, KUTCHA, QUIKIL, QUIKINNAQU, KUTKINNAKU
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