MYTHOLOGY: THE INUIT DEITY KALLAK

Inuit regionKALLAK – Kallak was the first-born son of the Inuit Earth goddess Nunam and the wind and weather god Sila. When he came of age Nunam mated with Kallak and the two had a daughter. When that daughter came of age Kallak mated with her and the pair produced all of the original Inuit people. 

This myth is at odds with another myth which claims that Kallak and his daughter’s union produced the race of giants who warred with Sila and were killed by him in the end. Nunam brought the slain giants (who are her brothers, not her children in some versions) back to life. Sila insisted they be punished however, and shrunk the giants, who became the Ishigaq, the one meter tall Inuit version of elves.

Still another Inuit tradition says that the first Inuit were created when Sila sculpted their bodies out of sand and blew the breath of life into them.

FOR MORE INUIT GODS AND GODDESSES CLICK HERE:  https://glitternight.com/inuit-myth/

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12 responses to “MYTHOLOGY: THE INUIT DEITY KALLAK

  1. Pingback: MYTHOLOGY: THE INUIT DEITY KALLAK « Balladeer's Blog | CLOVER ENTERPRISES ''THE ENTERTAINMENT OF CHOICE'' | Scoop.it

  2. Yay! ur back 2 Inuit myths!

  3. Weird to think of giants shrunk to elves

  4. Great followup! I was wondering why Sila killed them all ever since you mentioned that on your main Inuit myth page.

  5. Very kinky but interesting look! I love these Inuit gods u do!

  6. Echo

    Now that’s pretty hardcore.

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