Putup & Mount Caubvick
These illustrations are previews from a storybook series where I’m bringing Mi’kmaq folklore and the stories that surround them to life.
In Mi’kmaq folklore, Putup (Boo-dup) is the spirit animal that helps Glooscap travel across the oceans during the rule of Winter. Together they search to bring home the warmth of the Summer. As a means to repay Putup upon their return, Glooscap gifts the whale with a sacred pipe to call their own.
Wela’lin | Thank You