The bringer of light: the raven in Inuit tradition

  title={The bringer of light: the raven in Inuit tradition},
  author={J. Oosten and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Laugrand},
  journal={Polar Record},
  pages={187 - 204}
In the western Arctic and in the northwest coast and Alaska, the significance of the raven as a creator and trickster is generally acknowledged. In the eastern Arctic there are no such elaborate mythical cycles concerning the bird. But the raven still plays an important role in myths and rituals. In this paper, some features of the Alaskan complex and the position of the raven in the eastern Arctic are discussed. The basic features of the Alaskan raven complex are used as heuristic principles… Expand
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