Usage Inuit Mythology
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/23/2016
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.