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Inuit Gods

Agloolik

Good spirit that lived under the ice and helped with hunting and fishing.

Aipalovik

Evil god of the sea that ould hurt boating by biting them.

Akna

Mother goddess of childbirth.

Anguta

Gatherer of the dead. Anguta carries the dead down to the underworld, where they must sleep with him for a year.

Aningan

The moon, brother to the sun whom Moon chases across the sky. Aningan has a great igloo in the sky where he rests. Irdlirvirissong, his demon cousin, lives there as well. The moon is a great hunter, and his sledge is always piled high with seal skins and meat.

Aukaneck

God that lived in the sea, whose movements created the waves.

Aumanil

God that lived on land and controlled the movements of the whales.

Ek Chua

God of merchants and cacao growers. Black faced with a huge nose.

Irdlirvirisissong

The demon cousin of the moon. Sometimes Irdlirvirissong comes out into the sky to dance and clown and make the people laugh. But if anyone is nearby, the people must restrain themselves or the demon clown will dry them up and eat their intestines.

Keelut

Evil Earth spirit with the appearance of a dog.

Sedna

Goddess of the sea and the creatures of the sea. A one-eyed giant. A frightfull old hag, but she was young and beautiful when her father threw her in the sea as a sacrifice. A sorcerer wishing to visit Sedna must pass through the realms of death and then cross an abyss where a wheel of ice spins eternally and a cauldron of seal meat stews endlessly. To return he must cross another abyss on a bridge as narrow as a knife edge.

Sun

A beautiful young maiden carrying a torch who is chased through the sky by her brother Aningan, the moon. The planet Jupiter is the mother of the sun and very dangerous to magicians. If they are careless, she will devour their livers.

TEKKEITSERTOK**

God of the Earth that was the most powerful and owned all of the deer.

TEKKEITSERKTOCK**

The earth god, master of hunting to whom all deer belong.

Tootega

Old woman deity that was able to walk on water.

Torngasak

The good spirit, representing everything in nature good and helpful to man.

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