Tchakabech

North American - A dwarf. The Algonquians say that Tchakabech climbed up a tree to escape the fate that had befallen his parents, who had been eaten by a bear, and found himself in heaven. He returned to earth and took his sister up to heaven where he is said to have caught the sun and tied it up, causing darkness to envelope the earth. Light was not restored until the sun was released by a mouse who ate through the ropes. Occasionally identified as Tchakabech.

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