Kaaknasoon, a female giant belonging to the
Totsakan, who instructed her to harm a
lived in the forest. She changed herself into a large
crow (fig.) and flew to his
hermitage, which she completely destroyed whilst ferociously pecking at the
hermit. Her appearance is reminiscent of that of a
plague doctor, who wore
a leather face mask with glass eye openings
and an elongated beak-shaped nose which was filled with herbs, straw, and other
aromatic items, which not only filtered the stench of the putrid air, but was a
the time believed to also shield him from contracting the highly contagious
disease. These medieval physicians
likewise carried a stick, used to examine patients without the need to make
direct contact with them.
See LIST OF RAMAKIEN CHARACTERS.