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Ku'urkil is the Chukchi creator-deity, roughly analogous to Bai-Ulgan of the Turkic pantheon.[1] The Koryak refer to him as Quikinna'qu ("Big Raven") and in Kamchadal mythology he is called Kutkhu.

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  1. ^ Willerslev, Rane (2017). "The Optimal Sacrifice: A Study of Voluntary Death Among the Siberian Chukchi". In Robben, Antonius C. G. M. (ed.). Death, Mourning, and Burial - A Cross-Cultural Reader. Wiley. p. 122. ISBN 9781119151753.