Siberian Mythology

KUTKH

Siberian Trickster God

Also 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.

Kutkh Facts and Figures

Name: Kutkh
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: KUTKHA, KUTQ, KUTCHA, QUIKIL, QUIKINNAQU, KUTKINNAKU

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Koryaks of Siberia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present

Article last updated on 25 May 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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