Artwork from A Book of Creatures
|Habitat||Alaska coastline and surrounding areas|
The Az-I-Wu-Gum-Ki-Mukh-'Ti is large and fearsome. It has a long, thin body covered in black scales. These scales could only able to be pierced with a spear. It had legs and head like that of a dog but possessed large fangs. It had a strong tail that was powerful enough to kill a man instantly. It lived alongside walrus herds. 
The Az-I-Wu-Gum-Ki-Mukh-’Ti was feared among the Inuit people. The 19th century explorer E. W. Nelson heard much of this creature from the Inuit people and dubbed it “walrus-dog”. There is at least one case of a Az-I-Wu-Gum-Ki-Mukh-’Ti attacking an umiak and killing all people aboard.
- Bane, Theresa. Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore. United States, McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2016.
- Az-I-Wu-Gum-Ki-Mukh-'Ti - A Book of Creatures