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KANAJUK – This god was the giant sea scorpion who was the husband Sedna shared with her armless mother, Isarrataitsoq. Kanajuk often stood guard on the roof of Sedna’s subaquatic dwelling and was one of the menaces a shaman had to face when journeying to see the sea goddess in their astral body. Added fun comes from the fact that his name sounds like a cop show. (“Tonight on Kanajuk!”)

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37 responses to “INUIT MYTH PAGE – KANAJUK

  1. lifewith4cats

    He sounds very cool to me. There nothing like a good body guard to watch over a defenceless woman. Well… ok she was far from defencless but still. Cool.

    defenceless, armless. See? They seem somewhat similar. I really like these inuits. I’d like to find a childrens story book of their myths some day.

  2. Rose

    Love the mythology…especially the Inuit myths. I think I was an Inuit in a previous life. 🙂

  3. mother and daughter had to share a sea scorpion – that’s messed up

  4. Hi, Ed, nice one…I’d forgotten how weird these guys were…I know I’ve been a stranger for a while, but please bear with me a bit loger. Tomorrow we’ll be off for out last holiday this summer, and things should be back to normal when we get back 🙂

    P.S. I’ve passed on a challenge to you and I’m dying to see what you do with it 😉 See details in yesterday’s post. 😉

    • Have a good trip! It was very nice to include me in that challenge! I’ve been having very very sparse internet access following the hurricane so I’m falling behind on truly new posts and being able to comment at you guys’ blogs, too, so I hope all of you will please bear with me, too.

  5. Never heard of sea scorpions but so far this is my favorite inuit god!

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    Creepy god but kinda awesome!

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  19. Lorilee

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