Native American Mythology

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BAXBAKUALANUXSIWAE

Kwakiutl Reincarnation Spirit

Also known as Bakbakwakanooksiwac, Bakbakwalanooksiwae, Bakw'bakwalanukshay, Baxbakualanuchsiwae, Baxbakwalanuswae, Baxbakwalanuxsiwae, Baxbaxwalanuksiwe

Picture of the Native American Reincarnation Spirit Baxbakualanuxsiwae from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Man-eating Creator God at the End Of The Universe

He is the Guardian spirit at the north end of creation, which happens to be in the Arctic. He is invisible and you only ever see the smoke from his cooking in the form of the Northern Lights, rainbows, the Milky Way — or pie in the sky.

He’s a bit of a cannibal, and very strange things happen in his stomach. During the Hamatsa Secret Society Dance (hosted by MC Kwakwakalanooksiwae), followers are swallowed in one of his many mouths, digested and then lose their identities somewhere between his belly and his major intestine.

Once purified in this way, converts are filled with his spirit before presumably being regurgitated or otherwise restored to life in a manner we are keen to avoid discovering more about.

Baxbakualanuxsiwae Facts and Figures

Name: Baxbakualanuxsiwae
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bakbakwakanooksiwac, Bakbakwalanooksiwae, Bakw'bakwalanukshay, Baxbakualanuchsiwae, Baxbakwalanuswae, Baxbakwalanuxsiwae, Baxbaxwalanuksiwe

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Kwakiutl
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Reincarnation
Area of expertise: Reincarnation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1929

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Article last revised on October 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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