Haida Creation Story
The canoe is paddled by Fungus Man, while Raven rides in the bow, holding a spear with which to capture the female genitalia along the shore. Raven tried other creatures to paddle the canoe, but only Fungus Man has the supernatural powers to overcome the spiritual barriers protecting the regions where women’s genitals are located.
adapted from Blanchette, et al
Fungus Man is a far more benevolent deity than the Christian God. It’s a pity no one believes in Him anymore.
Lawrence Millman, PhD