North American - The name used by the Montagnais for the Great Hare, Manabosho. In this version, man was originally immortal as the result of a small packet given by Messou to a brave who promised never to open it. The man's wife, however, was more inquisitive and looked inside. Immortality flew out and man has had a limited life-span ever since. Also commonly called Messou, Abnaki Gluskap, Abnaki Gluskap, Ioskeha, Manabozho, Manabush, Wisaka, Chippawa Manabozho, Chippawa Manabozho, Iroquois Ioskeha, Iroquois Ioskeha, Gluskap, Menominee Manabush or Menominee Manabush.

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