March 18, 2004

More Sedna Mythology

A much darker view of Sedna: in this cycle, her father chopped off her fingers when dumping her out of the boat. Her fingers became the sea creatures the Inuits hunt. When the sins of the people become too heavy, her hair gets entangles with sea debris and a angakok (shaman) must descend into the sea and comb her hair clean to restore good hunting.

Some regionally alternate names of Sedna are Arnakua'gsak and Nerrivik.

Posted by pvcneop at March 18, 2004 01:54 PM