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Subject: Inuit Mythology, Aumanil, Tootega, Aipaloovik, Atshen
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In Inuit mythology, the Tizheruk[1] is a mythical large snake-like creature that is said to inhabit the waters near Key Island, Alaska. This legend was first started by the Inuit. It is said to have a 7-foot head and a tail with a flipper. The local Inuit claim that it has snatched people off piers without their noticing its presence. It is also called Pal-Rai-Yûk. It is said to be similar to Naitaka of the Okanakanes (Ogopogo) and the Haietlik of the Nootka.

Further reading

  • Brian Molyneaux. "The North American Indians and Inuit Nations: Myths and Legends of North America (Mythology of)" ISBN 1-84215-864-3
  • Rink, Henry (1875). Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo (with a Sketch of their Habits, Religion, Language and other Peculiarities). London. Reduced to HTML by Christopher M. Weimer, April 2003.


  1. ^ LLC Books. Inuit Legendary Creatures: Qiqirn, Akhlut, Ijiraq, Amarok, Saumen Kar, Tizheruk. ISBN 1-158-65008-6

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