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  Essay: The Hero in Inuit Mythology
To analyze the conception of the hero in all of Inuit mythology would be a very exhausting task.
Only among the Netsilik Inuit in Canada and among some tribes of Alaskan Inuit were the adventures of Kiviuq, or Qayaq as he is called in Alaska, considered a complete cycle (Colakovic 6, Oman).
Canadian) Inuit tales: “Kiviung” (44-47), which was recorded and translated by the anthropologist Franz Boas in 1888, and “Kiviok” as told by Marcel Akadlaka (5-7), a recent recording translated into English.
home.arcor.de /guckyluy/inuit.htm   (680 words)

  
  Inuit Mythology
Inuit traditional religious practices could be very briefly summarised as a form of shamanism based on animist principles.
Some see the Inuit as having adapted traditional beliefs to a greater or lesser degree to Christianity, while others would argue that it is rather the reverse that it true: The Inuit have adapted Christianity to their worldview.
Malina is a solar deity in Inuit mythology.
www.lycos.com /info/inuit-mythology.html   (522 words)

  
  Inuit_mythology - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
Inuit traditional religious practices could be very briefly summarised as a form of shamanism based on animist principles.
Inuit traditional cosmology is not religion in the usual theological sense, and is similar to what most people think of as mythology only in that it is a narrative about the world and the place of people in it.
Indeed, the traditional stories, rituals and taboos of the Inuit are so tied into the fearful and precautionary culture required by their harsh environment that it raises the question as to whether they qualify as beliefs at all, much less religion.
www.thewordbook.com /Inuit_mythology   (1258 words)

  
  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Inuit mythology -
Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other polar regions, such as Northern Russian mythology[?], Siberian mythology[?], Finnish mythology and Norse mythology.
Inuit mythology is unlike the common conception of what the term "mythology" refers to.
Many Inuit have merged those beliefs to a greater or lesser degree with Christianity or other religions, and may hold varying degrees of literal belief in what is described below.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/in/Inuit_mythology   (399 words)

  
 Mythology Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mythology figures prominently in most religions, and most mythology is tied to at least one religion.
Stories from scripture are usually not referred to as mythology except in a pejorative sense, but one can speak of a Jewish mythology, a Christian mythology, or an Islamic mythology, in which one describes the mythic elements within these faiths without speaking to the veracity of the faith's tenets or claims about its history.
Mythology is alive and well in the modern age through urban legends, scientific mythology, and many other ways.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/my/mythology.html   (884 words)

  
 Read about Mythology at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Mythology and learn about Mythology here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Norse mythology, belief in which is nearly extinct.
One can speak of a Jewish mythology, a Christian mythology, or an Islamic mythology, in which one describes the mythic elements within these faiths without speaking to the veracity of the faith's tenets or claims about its history.
Some critics believe that the fact that the core characters and stories of modern story cycles are not in the public domain prevents the modern story cycles from sharing several essential aspects of mythologies.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Mythology   (840 words)

  
 Inuit Mythology: Sedna
All Eskimos speak the same language and Inuit mythology changes little from place to place.
She controls the number of animals that are available to the Inuit to hunt.
The Inuit are a primitive people and these features are common in Inuit mythology.
www.beautiful-mermaid-art.com /inuit-mythology.html   (403 words)

  
 Inuit Mythology
Some say that the Inuit have adapted traditional beliefs to a greater or lesser degree to Christianity, while others argue the reverse, that the Inuit have adapted Christianity to their worldview.
Inuit traditional cosmology is not religion in the usual theological sense, and is similar to what most people think of as mythology only in that it is a narrative about the world and the place of people in it.
Indeed, the traditional stories, rituals and taboos of the Inuit are so tied into the fearful and precautionary culture required by their harsh environment that it begs the question whether they qualify as beliefs at all, much less religion.
www.allinfoaboutmyths.com /the_first_tears.html   (260 words)

  
 Inuit mythology - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other polar regions, such as Northern Russian mythology[?], Siberian mythology[?], Finnish mythology and Norse mythology.
Inuit mythology is unlike the common conception of what the term "mythology" refers to.
While there are few believers left when compared to Christianity, for example, many Inuit do still hold to their ancestral religious beliefs; there are also neopagans who have integrated some or all of the Inuit beliefs into their own belief structures.
www.glasglow.com /e2/in/Inuit_mythology.html   (367 words)

  
 Mitch Horowitz - Unlocking the Mysteries of Sedna
The Inuits are naturally familiar with the cold appropriate for distant planets.
To the Inuit, the life of the sea is the Earth’s bounty: there is no other means of sustenance.
The goddess of the hunt suffers betrayal at the hands of a malevolent suitor who separates her from her family and causes events that conscript her to life at the depths.
mitchhorowitz.com /sedna.html   (3118 words)

  
 Articles - Inuit mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The principle role of the shaman in Inuit society was to advise and remind people of the rituals and taboos they needed to obey to placate the spirits, since he was held to be able to see and contact them.
The shaman (Inuktitut: angakuq, somtimes spelled angakok; plural angakuit) of a community of Inuit was not the leader, but rather a sort of healer and psychotherapist, who tended wounds and offered advice, as well as invoking the spirits to assist people in their lives, or as often as not fighting them off.
Inuit mythological tradition was only written down in recent years, and often two different stories would circulate about the same mythical figure, or alternately the same story would use different names in different areas.
www.gaple.com /articles/Inuit_mythology   (980 words)

  
 Sedna mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sedna is a beautiful young Inuit woman who drowns following betrayal by her husband and father, thereupon sinking to the bottom of the sea to become the ocean goddess who governs the fish, seals, walrus, and whales upon which the Inuit depend for food.
In one version the dog marriage is punishment by her father for refusing to marry and the marriage consummated by the dog raping Sedna, but in another version Sedna falls in love with the dog who proves to be a kind a loving husband.
She is usually pictured in Inuit soapstone carvings as being fish from the waste down and human from the waste up with long hair, but Sedna is no mermaid.
www.karmastrology.com /Sedna-myth.shtml   (1133 words)

  
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 Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology
The mythology area is divided in 6 geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Selecting one continent will display the mythologies in that particular area.
The European countries, including Norse, Celtic, and Classical mythology (Greek and Roman).
www.pantheon.org /areas/mythology   (177 words)

  
 eBook Impressions | Mythology eBooks
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www.ebookimpressions.com /pcp/Mythology.html   (256 words)

  
 inuit art transformations
Transformational works sometimes refer to specific myths or stories but more often they simply represent the ability of animal and human spirits to move about and inhabit each other’s bodies.
Inuit artists are uniquely capable of portraying transformation as they are just as comfortable depicting an event in the process of occurrence as they are with depicting a static image or scene.
The concepts of transformation, spirit helpers and spirit flight cannot be separated from one another.
www.inuitartzone.com /en/gallery/c4/transformations.html   (144 words)

  
 original custom designed furnitured, accessories, art by sabina hill and northwest coast artists
Designer Sabina Hill, in collaboration with First Nations artists, creates original custom furniture and art which merges the rich mythology of the Northwest Coast with a contemporary design aesthetic.
Her works, handcrafted from exotic and Britsh Columbian woods that are combined with precision cut metal and glass, are authenticated limited edition pieces of museum quality that capture the imagination as they evoke the natural beauty of the northwest coast.
The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver is currently showcasing the New Spirit Collection.
www.inuit.com /SabinaHillDesign/sabina_hill_design_1.htm   (248 words)

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