The Raven and the Sun Picture
In the mythology of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest (Tlingit, Haida, Koyukon, Inuit, Salish, etc.) one prominent animal is the Raven. He is both a creator and a trickster. Many of the Raven myths tell of how he stole the sun from the other gods and brought light to the world. Other myths say that he brought together the First Men and became their protector. This sculpture of the Raven holding the Sun in his mouth is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.