A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

ARNAPKAPFAALUK

[noun]

the sea goddess of the Inuit people of Canada’s Coronation Gulf area. Although occupying the equivalent position to Sedna within Inuit mythology, in that she had control of the animals of the seas, she was noticeably different as can be seen by the English translation of her name, ‘big bad woman’. Whilst Sedna was perceived as a benign entity, Arnapkapfaaluk inspired fear in hunters. Rather than providing the Copper Inuit with seals and other marine mammals, she would withhold them. The breaking of a taboo or other indiscretions would result in an unsuccessful hunt.

[Wenqing Yan]

  1. eru-san reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  2. thebeautifulmacabre reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  3. myth4modernage reblogged this from theguardianarcana
  4. mentaldetective reblogged this from reservoirtoaster
  5. fanoftentakil reblogged this from reservoirtoaster
  6. reservoirtoaster reblogged this from d34th4ndc0tt0nc4ndy-inactive
  7. psychedel0s reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  8. 19850619 reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  9. btwheeler reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  10. pumpernickelandcoal reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  11. i-shoe reblogged this from olive-elf
  12. darkkpassionplay reblogged this from olive-elf
  13. epileptic-communism reblogged this from olive-elf
  14. meet-me-at-the-marina reblogged this from olive-elf
  15. zombiececca reblogged this from olive-elf
  16. mabbittzombie reblogged this from olive-elf
  17. melissamarieexo reblogged this from olive-elf
  18. sleepy-baka reblogged this from olive-elf
  19. kingdom-of-shamballa reblogged this from olive-elf
  20. ibroughtcookies reblogged this from olive-elf
  21. olive-elf reblogged this from shizyinthemirror
  22. shizyinthemirror reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary