Gugw

Cannibal Giant of eastern Canada. Etymology: Micmac (Algonquian) word. Variant names: Chenoo, Djenu, Kookwe. Physical description: Tall. Face like a bear's. Big hands.

Behavior: Whistles like a Gray partridge (Perdix perdix), which emits a repeated "kishrrr," "ksheeerik," or "keeeah."

Distribution: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Sources: Elsie Clews Parsons, "Micmac Folklore," Journal of American Folklore 38 (1925): 55-133; Wilson D. Wallis and Ruth Sawtell Wallis, The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1955), pp. 348, 417.

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