- Mythical Number: #0161
- Culture: North American
- Attribute: Hellish
- Behaviour: Deadly
The underworld spirits of Algonquian myths. These spirits were ruled by bears. They killed Moqwaoi, wolf brother to the Great Hare, Manabusch by dragging him under a frozen lake to drown. Manabusch then went and killed the bear chieftains but the Anamagqkiu flooded the world in revenge. Manabusch escaped this by hiding up a tree which grew taller and taller.
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Did you find Anamagqkiu interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Anamagqkiu and send it to this website. Native American myth have been wonderfully collated in this book American Indian Trickster Tales and also in Creative Kids: Native American Tales and Activities. One famous North American creature made it into its own horror film Wendigo (2001) is about a couple and their child who encounter this horrible monster.
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