Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

I60A. The Milky Way is a stripe on the belly. .40.

The Milky Way is a band associated with the longitudinal band on the animal's body.

The Aleuts, the Igloolik (?) , West Greenland, Labrador Eskimos (?).

The Arctic. The Aleuts [The Milky Way is a heavenly band (a sigidak, mainly a band on the belly of the navel down)]: Veniaminov 1940 (2): 255; igloolik [The Milky Way - Avigutaa, by avigut, or aviguti, "separator"]: MacDonald 1998:91; West Greenland [The Milky Way - Quilaup sivdlia (from sivdleq, the midline on the animal's belly when it's butchered]: Schultz-Lorentzen 1927:221 in MacDonald 1998:91; Labrador Eskimos [Milky Way - kopput, "longitudinal band"]: MacDonald 1998:91.