Wisakedjack is a fascinating character from Algonquin mythology. He is known not only among the Algonquins, but also among the Crees and Ojibways, and is found in several other Algonquian nations.
A sort of demigod, child of Kichi Manitò, he has certain magical powers to help him to protect and educate the Anishinabeg and to guide them on Earth. He may also take the form of an animal to go unnoticed amongst other animals and men; and if he cannot create things out of nothing as the Creator does, he has the power to multiply things. He appears not only in the creation stories of the world, but also in many other legends that elders told the younger ones around the campfire. Each of the legends relating to him has a lesson to teach men on what to do or what not to do. Wisakedjack, however, was a trickster and he often gave his teachings through playing tricks on man.