haida mythologies

@fyeahmyths summer myth event Day 1: North American deity

RavenGod of Trickery, Mischief, and Mayhem. | In the beginning, Raven was first and foremost a Creator and Trickster God — especially of the Haida tribe, who claim he discovered the first humans hiding in a clam shell and brought them berries and salmon.

for @fyeahmyths summer myth event, day 2: north american creature

Raven features in many stories from the Pacific Northwest (such as those of the Squamish and Tlingit) but to the Haida people, Raven is a magician, a transformer, a potent creative force, ravenous debaucher but always a cultural hero. He is credited with a number of creation stories, in particular Raven and the First Men (the story retold in sculpture by renowned Haida artist, Bill Reid pictured lower right).

Haida crests, from tattoo designs.

The Mythology of All Races, vol. X. North American

Hartley Burr Alexander
Boston: Marshall Jones Co., 1915.

New Mink-Woman design \o/ 

Technically still a w.i.p but dunno if i will ever finish her. Might just leave as is as a simple icon/ref for a character blurb.
I had been unhappy with the previous one for a loooong time now, but I think I’m much happier with this one.

Mink-Woman is the canon wife of the Raven in Haida mythology. She doesnt seem to pop up again in the stories as far as I’ve been able to find after their son, Greatest Laughter, dies.
On here she was plotted in to have been lost during the Great Flood where a lot of other Spirits perished as well. 

The Raven is described as a more malicious Trickster than many other tricksters of North America, and the Mink is described as being even more malicious than Raven, so we’ve incorporated that into her character as well. Don’t let that smile fool you~