Pook-mis is the sea counterpart of Bookwus, known to the Haida as Gagiid, and the Tlingit as Land Otter. He is sometimes referred to as the Drowned Fisherman/Whaler Spirit. It is said that when whalers drown at sea Pookmis swallows their spirit and carries it back to the village and blows it back out during the memorial ceremony. Pook-mis’ lips are generally shaped to indicate his occupation of sucking up and blowing out souls. His eyes usually look like whirlpools and his skin painted white as a sign of his death or hyperthermia.