Greenlandic name related to aviorpoq "sound", "ring", "twitter", "buzzing" (in the ears), "whistle". The notion that buzzing in the ears (aviutitsineq or avequllattaaneq) as a plea for food from a deceased is known thoughout most of Greenland. That the deceased repays offerings of food and drink with good hunting is a pan-inuit belief. If one has ringing in the ears one should say: "Here! Come closer! Eat and drink all you can and bring me fresh meat in return!"