In Inuit mythology, Qiqirn is a large, bald dog spirit.
Qiqirn has only hair on its feet, ear, mouth and the tip of its tail.
Qiqirn is a frightening beast, but also skittish and foolish. Men and dogs run from it, and it runs from men and dogs. When people approach it, they suffer fits. One way to scare it away is to shout its name.
In the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI there is a race of beastmen known as Qiqirin. They are funny rat-like creatures, roughly three feet tall. They are known for the over-pronunciation of the vowels in all words (especially "oo"). They share similar characteristics with the mythical animal since they can cause the status effect "Amnesia" on players and will run away when attacked.