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Glooscap

Gluscap or Gluskap

noun
  1. (among the Micmac and other Native North American peoples) a traditional trickster hero
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Word Origin

of Algonquian origin
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Examples from the Web for glooscap

Historical Examples

  • Glooscap had not the heart to drown them, but he changed them all to serpent form.

    An Introduction to Mythology

    Lewis Spence

  • Then Glooscap took his bow and arrows and shot at an ash-tree.

  • This befell three Indians who visited the abode of Glooscap.

  • Mrs. Brown insists, however, that the medicine man was not Glooscap.

  • The Indians of this coast say that their great man, Glooscap, in days before the French came, once sat in the cave to rest.

    Rose Charlitte

    Marshall Saunders