Inuit mythology
Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other peoples of the North Polar region. Inuit traditional religious practices may be very briefly summarised as a form of shamanism based on...
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Shamanism among Eskimo peoples
Shamanism among Eskimo peoples refers to those aspects of the Eskimo cultures that are related to the shamans’ role as a mediator between people and spirits, souls, and mythological beings. Such belie...
Tariaksuq
In Inuit mythology the Tariaksuq (Taqriaqsuk, Taqriaqsuq, Tarriaksuk, Tarriaksuq, Tarriassuk, Tarriassuq; (plural) "Shadow-People", Taqriaqsuit, Tariaksuit, Tarriaksuit, Tarriassuit) is a humanoid cre...
Inua
In Inuit mythology, an inua (plural inuat, literally "possessor") is a spirit or soul that exists in all people, animals, lakes, mountains, and plants. They were sometimes personified in mythology. ...
Caribou mother
The Caribou Mother is an Inuit deity who represents the source of caribou, formerly a vital food source for the Inuit people. She is seen as gigantic, with people and caribou as lice on her enormous b...
Kiviuq
Kiviuq (also spelled "Qiviuq," "Kiviok" and other variants) is a legendary hero of the epic stories of the Inuit of the Arctic regions of northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland.Kiviuq is an eternal Inu...
Nujalik
In Inuit mythology, Nujalik is the goddess of hunting on land.For reference, Sedna is the goddess of sea hunting (whaling, fishing, etc.).
Sedna (mythology)
Sedna (Inuktitut: ᓴᓐᓇ, Sanna) is the goddess of the sea and marine animals in Inuit mythology, also known as the Mother of the Sea or Mistress of the Sea. The story of Sedna, which is a creation m...
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Tornrak
Tornrak is the third opera by Welsh composer John Metcalf. It has an English-language libretto by Michael Wilcox with Inuktitut sections translated by Blendina Makkik. Set between the worlds of the Ca...
Nuliajuk
Nuliajuk is a goddess of the Netsilik Inuit. According to Rasmussen Nuliajuk lives on the bottom of the sea and controls sea mammals (seals, walruses, and sea lions). Whenever humans neglect to obser...
Ijiraq (mythology)
In Inuit mythology an ijiraq (/ˈiːjɨrɑːk/ EE-yə-rahk or /ˈiːdʒɨrɑːk/ EE-jə-rahk) is a sort of shape shifter who kidnaps children and hides them away and abandons them. The inuksugaq (or inukshuk) of s...
Arnapkapfaaluk
Arnapkapfaaluk (big bad woman) was the sea goddess of the Inuit people of Canada's Coronation Gulf area. Although occupying the equivalent position to Sedna within Inuit mythology, in that she had con...
A'akuluujjusi
A'akuluujjusi is the great creator mother among the Inuit people, a primordial goddess.
She created animals from her clothes. First, she made the caribou with tusks and the walrus with antlers. Bu...
Issitoq
In Inuit mythology, Issitoq (also Isitoq) is a deity that punishes those who break taboos. He usually takes the form of a giant flying eye.
Arnakuagsak
In Inuit mythology, Arnakuagsak ("old woman from the sea") was an Inuit goddess, one of the primary deities of the religion, who was responsible for ensuring the hunters were able to catch enough food...
Aumanil
In Inuit mythology, Aumanil (pronounced au-MAHN-EL) is a kind and beneficent spirit. Also, it is said that this god lived on land and controlled the movement of the whales.
Nerrivik
In Inuit mythology, Nerrivik was the sea-mother and provider of food for the Inuit people. She was the patron of fisherman and hunters. In Canada, she was known as either Sedna or Arnapkapfaaluk and...
Kadlu
In Inuit mythology, Kadlu refers to one of the trinity of sisters, the 3 goddesses creating thundery weather. She creates thunder by jumping on hollow ice. Her sister Kweetoo creates lightning by rubb...
Qiqirn
In Inuit mythology, Qiqirn is a large, bald dog spirit that terrifies the Inuit people. It is a frightening beast, but also skittish and foolish. Men and dogs run from it, and it runs from men and d...
Ignirtoq
In Inuit mythology, Ignirtoq is a god of light and truth.
Igaluk
In Inuit mythology, Igaluk is one of the most powerful gods of the pantheon. He is a lunar deity. In Greenland, he is known as Aningan.
According to Inuit mythology, Igaluk and his sister Malina...
Itijjuaq
Itijjuaq is, in the religion of the Inuit, a third gender being that was one of the world's first shamans. He discovered the world's first amulet, a sea urchin shell, which allowed him to cure the mo...
Tupilaq
In Greenlandic Inuit (Kalaallit) traditions, a tupilaq (tupilak, tupilait, or ᑐᐱᓚᒃ) was an avenging monster fabricated by a practitioner of witchcraft or shamanism by using var...
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Tulugaak
In Inuit mythology, Tulugaak was the creator of light. The meaning of /tulugaq/ is 'raven'; cf. the god Tuluŋigraq ("something like a raven").
Idliragijenget
In Inuit mythology, Idliragijenget is the god of the ocean.
Qalupalik
Qalupalik is an Inuit mythological creature. It is a human-like creature that lives in the sea, with long hair, green skin, and long fingernails. The myth is that qalupaliks wear an amautiit (a form o...