Inuit Mythology

Adlet

Adlet

ADLET ( Inuit ) - Five blood-drinking MONSTERS that were born to a woman who married a DOG. The young ...
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Adlivun

Adlivun

ADLIVUN (Qudlivun) Inuit - The UNDERWORLD. People who disobeyed SEDNA, a powerful goddess who ruled over sea creatures, were sent ...
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Blind Boy

Blind Boy

This tale about how the Narwhal got its tusk is known in many areas of the North American Arctic. Once ...
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Dog Husband

Dog Husband

There are several versions of this tale known across Greenland and the North American Arctic. In some areas it is ...
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Kivioq

Kivioq

Those in Greenland, as well as the Central Eskimo of Canada, know numerous tales of the hero Kivioq. Details within ...
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Pinga

Pinga

Pinga She Who Is On High ORIGIN: Inuit Pinga is a goddess of fertility, healing, and the hunt. She presides ...
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Sedna

Sedna

Sedna ALSO KNOWN AS: Samna (Siberian Yupik) ORIGIN: Inuit Sedna lives at the bottom of the sea, her chief companion ...
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Rasmussen, Knud

Rasmussen, Knud (1879–1933) – Early 20th-century ethnographer of the Greenlandic angakkut who was born in Greenland, the son of a Danish missionary and a local…

Adlivun

ADLIVUN (Qudlivun) Inuit – The UNDERWORLD. People who disobeyed SEDNA, a powerful goddess who ruled over sea creatures, were sent to Adlivun when they died.…

Adlet

In Inuit lore, a race of DOGMEN created by the union of a large red dog and an Inuit woman. The woman bore ten offspring,…

Sedna

Sedna – Inuit otherworld, underwater Mistress of Animals. Part of the job of Inuit shamans, angakkut (See Angakkoq), is to mediate between their communities and…