Native American Mythology

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GLOOSKAP

Abenaki Nature God

Also known as GLOOSCAP, GLUSCABE, GLUSCABI, GLUSKAB, GLUSKABE, GLUSKAP

Hero God of Ecology and Nature

He was formed from the dust of Tabaldak’s hand, along with his brother Malsumis. He’s the good guy, with many tricks up his sleeve, while evil Malsumis does the dirty work.

Many legends abound. How Glooskap saved the world from an ocean-swallowing frog monster. How Glooskap corrected the climate by binding the wings of the Weather Bird. How Glooskap saved the world’s hunted animals by stuffing them into a bag. How Glooskap saved the world’s hunters by letting them all out again...

He even negotiated the first environmental treaty to ensure that man and nature could live in harmony. That lasted until the white man came, and now Glooskap is very cross.

Note: He could also be a regional variant of Kloskurbeh, or the tricky Manabozho. Or vice versa.

Glooskap Facts and Figures

Name: Glooskap
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: GLOOSCAP, GLUSCABE, GLUSCABI, GLUSKAB, GLUSKABE, GLUSKAP

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Abenaki people of Northeast America
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 790

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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