Native American Mythology

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MALSUMIS

Abenaki Evil God

Also known as MALSUM, MALSUN, MARTEN

Evil God of Petty Crime and Cheap Tricks

Even the laudable Glooskap had a nasty evil twin brother and this is him. Rather wolfish.

He’s responsible for such dirty tricks as putting thorns on plants and giving the insects their sting. This twisted genius would probably even stoop to placing a thumbtack on your chair.

Malsumis Facts and Figures

Name: Malsumis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MALSUM, MALSUN, MARTEN

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

In charge of: Evil
Area of expertise: Evil

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 177

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

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