North American - A spirit who brought light to the earth. The earth was originally dark because Snoqalm, the moon-god of the tribes of the North-West, kept the sun in a box. When the spider wove a rope that linked earth and sky, Beaver climbed up and stole the sun, which he placed in the heavens to light the earth. In some accounts, referred to as Beaver.
North American - In Algonquian lore, one of the 4. Animals that survived the flood. After the flood, Beaver, Mink and Otter all died in an attempt to find soil from which Manabusch could recreate the world, and it was left to Muskrat to succeed. Also referred to as Beaver.

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