Who is Glooscap? He's kind, respectful and big, says Mi'kmaw educator
Many of the legends of Glooscap centre around balance, says Trevor Sanipass
Mi'kmaw educator Trevor Sanipass has always thought of Glooscap as his own personal Thor.
Like the Marvel superhero, Glooscap, the most famous figure in Mi'kmaw culture, brought peace and restored balance to the world.
"He's always kind, respectful, big. He was big," Sanipass told CBC's Information Morning.
Glooscap came to be when the Creator sent seven lightning bolts down to earth, Sanipass said.
Many of the legends of Glooscap that have been passed down from generation to generation centre around the theme of balance, he added.
In one legend, Glooscap battles the god of winter and loses, causing an ice age to begin. It isn't until Glooscap travels south and asks the god of summer to return, that the four seasons are restored to Mi'kma'ki.
Sanipass said Glooscap left Mi'kma'ki when he saw that everything was in order, but promised to return whenever there was trouble.
Hear Trevor Sanipass share more legends of Glooscap with CBC's Information Morning.
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With files from CBC's Information Morning