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Mother of the Caribous
The Mother of the Caribou, in Inuit folklore, was an old woman who made them out of her under garments and brought them to life by magic words. Later the two mothers of animals were able to fuse into one purveyor of game, known as the "Great Dish of Meat," which is almost the stable of the Inuit diet. A.G.H.
Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 443