Inuit Mythology Submitted Names
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AGLOOLIKm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Agloolik is a spirit that lives underneath the ice and gives aid to fishermen and hunters.
In Eskimo folklore there is a skeleton-ghost named Ahkiyyini. He was always dancing when he was alive, and his skeleton comes back every so often to do a jig that shakes the ground and turns boats over in the river... [more]
AJUTfGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Greenlandic name related to Canadian Arctic ajujuq
"runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun
AKHLUTm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Akhlut is a spirit that takes the form of both a wolf and an orca. It is a vicious, dangerous beast. Its tracks can be recognized because they are wolf tracks that lead to and from the ocean.
In Inuit mythology, Alignak is a lunar deity and god of weather, water, tides, eclipses and earthquakes.
Amarok is the name of a giant wolf in Inuit mythology. It will hunt down and devour anyone foolish enough to hunt alone at night. It is sometimes considered equivalent to the waheela of cryptozoology.
ANGUTAmInuit Mythology, New World Mythology
Allegedly means "man with something to cut". This is the name of a god in Inuit mythology, sometimes considered a psychopomp responsible for conveying the souls of the dead to the underworld, Adlivun, where they must sleep for a year.
Variant of Aningan
. In Greenlandic mythology Anningan is the god of the moon and the brother of Malîna
, the sun goddess. He chases his sister across the sky. The Greenlandic people explained the phases of the moon by saying Anningan forgets to eat while chasing her and becomes thinner and thinner, then leaves for three days to find food before returning to chase his sister again.
In Inuit mythology, Apanuugak is a culture hero who was sometimes depicted as an error-prone warrior who lives to old age and sometimes as a dastardly villain.
The spirit name of a group of Inuit from a particular region, meaning "a big woman", a spirit of the woman under the sea. Prominent in Inuit mythology.
In Inuit mythology, Arnakuagsak, meaning "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 and that the people remained healthy and strong.
ARNAPKAPFAALUKfNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology
Means "big bad woman". Arnapkapfaaluk was the sea goddess of the Inuit people living in Canada's Coronation Gulf area. Although occupying the equivalent position to Sedna
within Inuit mythology, in that she had control of the animals of the seas, she was noticeably different as can be seen by the English translation of her name.
The Inuit goddess of the sea. According to most versions of the legend Arnarquagssaq, commonly known as Sedna
, was once a beautiful mortal woman who became the ruler of Adlivun (the Inuit underworld at the bottom of the sea) after her father threw her out of his kayak into the ocean... [more]
In Inuit mythology, Asiaq is a weather goddess (or, more rarely a god) and was quite frequently invoked by the angakoq for good weather.
In Inuit mythology, Aulanerk is a friendly sea goddess who rules over the tides, waves and joy.
AUMANILm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Aumanil is a kind and beneficent spirit. Also, it is said that this god lived on land and controlled the movement of the whales.
In Inuit mythology, Igaluk is a lunar god. He lusted after his sister, the solar goddess Malina
, but she rejected his advances and fled from him. Their eternal chase explains the movement of the sun and the moon through the sky.... [more]
ILASIAQmGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Means "a companion acquired (through magic)" in Greenlandic. This occurs in a legend from the Upernavik region of northern Greenland.
In Inuit mythology, Issitoq is a deity that punishes those who break taboos. He usually takes the form of a giant flying eye.
In Inuit mythology, Kadlu refers to either one goddess or three sisters who presided over thunder.
In Inuit mythology, Ka-Ha-Si was a lazy Inuit boy who was shunned by his tribe for his constant sleeping.
KEELUTm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Keelut is an evil chthonic spirit who resembles a hairless dog.
KIGATILIKm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Kigatilik is a vicious, violent demon, especially known for killing shamans.
Kiviuq is the hero of epic stories of the Inuit of the Arctic regions of northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Kiviuq is an eternal Inuit wanderer.
MALINAfInuit Mythology, Greenlandic
In Inuit mythology, Malina is the name of a solar goddess. She is constantly fleeing from her brother, the moon god Igaluk
(Inuit) or Anningan
(Grenlandic), and their eternal chase explains the movement of the sun and moon through the sky.
In Inuit mythology, Nujalik is the goddess of hunting on land. She is the opposite of the goddess of sea, Sedna.
a fictional shaman in the book The Curse of the Shaman, written by Michael Kusugak, who supplied Kavelaars with the names of giants from Inuit mythology that were used for other Saturnian moons.
In Inuit mythology, Pana was the god who cared for souls in the underworld (Adlivun) before they were reincarnated.... [more]
PINGAfNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology
Means "the one who is up on high". Pinga was an Inuit goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly-dead to Adlivun, the underworld.... [more]
QUISSIKmGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Means "urinated on" in Greenlandic. Quissik was the name of a shaman, still remembered in local legends, who acquired that name when foxes in human figure urinated on him.
In Inuit mythology, Tornarsuk is a god of the underworld and head of the protective gods known as the tornat.
In Inuit mythology, Torngasoak is a very powerful sky god, one of the more important deities in the Inuit pantheon. Leader of the Tornat.
WENTSHUKUMISHITEUm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Wentshukumishiteu is a water-elemental spirit which fiercely protected the young of various animal species from human hunters.