in North American Indian mythology, is a diver who dared the
North Wind to single combat. The Indian Boreas rated him for staying in
his dominions after he had routed away the flowers, and driven off the
sea-gulls and herons. Shingebis laughed at him, and the North Wind
went at night and tried to blow down his hut and put out his fire. As
he could not do this, he defied the diver to come forth and wrestle
with him. Shingebis obeyed the summons, and sent the blusterer howling
to his home. (Longfellow: Hiawatha.) (See Kabibonokka.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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