Kolusuwakon (Passamaquoddy Words - Spirits and other Beings)

Passamaquoddy Words of Spirits and other Beings
Traditional Knowledge: 

Mahtoqehs: snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus); (also, in general) rabbit

Mihkomuwehs: mihkomuwehsuhke … s/he uses spiritual powers for evil purposes

Cipelam: spirit of the night

Neqtaq neqtaqtek: … single-barreled shotgun

Pukcinsqehs: Stump woman - name of malicious woman in oral tradition

Sqewtomuhs: female apparition seen or heard crying eerily; swamp woman

Wonakomehs: little person who lives in among rocks

Lompekuwinuhsis: Water spirit

Putuwosuwin: Council member

Aputumkon: Sea serpent

Jesse Walter Fewkes collection of Passamaquoddy cylinder recordings SR28

Engineer notes: Cylinder shows some mold damage and there is groove damage at the beginning of the content.; FCP notes: "Pronunciation of Divinities in Passamaquoddy Mythology." Inaudible announcement.

Related Fewkes' fieldnotes are located at the National Anthropological Archives (ms. 4408:9) p. 32-33.; Translations in related collection: David Francis translations of the Jesse Walter Fewkes Passamaquoddy cylinder recordings (AFC 1983/025).

In Passamaquoddy.

Location Description: 

Calais (Me.)