Pinga

Pinga

She Who Is On High

Origin: Inuit

Pinga is a goddess of fertility, healing, and the hunt. She presides over life, death, abundance, and famine. She has dominion over land animals, but unlike fellow Inuit goddess Sedna who presides over the harvest from the sea, Pinga does not withhold animals if she’s angry. Pinga watches, observes, and judges.

• Pinga supervises conception and birth.

• Pinga judges human behavior, especially treatment of animals.

• Pinga heals people via shamans who channel her.

• Pinga is a psychopomp who escorts the dead to Adlivun, a transit area where souls are purified before moving to the more pleasant realm of death.

Creature: Caribou

See also: Sedna

Judika Illes
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.