Inuit, Dancing Walrus, Cape Dorset, Axangayu Shaa, Soapstone, 16.5 x 11.5 x 13"
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Sedna, Inuit Goddess of the Deep Sea, was forced to descend to Adlivum, the Land of the Dead. A shaman must descend to Sedna and soothe her by massaging her aching limbs and combing her hair. Only when she is properly comforted will Sedna permit the shaman to return to the people and inform them that she will send the animals to be hunted so that they will not face starvation.
One of the most important spirits in Inuit culture was Sedna, the Goddess of the Sea. She lived at the bottom of the ocean and controlled th...
Greenlandic tupilaks are traditional magic figures made from bone, antlers, claws, tusks, stone, or precious metals. These often-grotesque statues are used to curse or magically kill enemies