Inuit Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Adlet

read more »

Adliparmio

A spirit that has passed from Adlivum to Adliparmiut and is no longer. Harmful to human beings. Also called Adliparmio.

Adliparmiut

read more »

Adlivun

read more »

Aglookik

The spirit of the hunt. He is said to live beneath the ice and to direct the hunter in his search for game. At times, called Aglookik.

Akycha

An Inuit sun-god. Occasionally identified as Akycha.

Amarok

An Inuit deity; a wolf-like monster. Known as Amarok, Great Wolf or Great Wolf.

angakoq

A medicine man: a shaman. Occasionally known as angakoq, angakok, angakok, angakut, angakut, ilisitsoq, ilisitsoq, ilisitsok, plurangakut or plurangakut.

Anguta

read more »

Aningan

An Inuit moon-god. Sometimes referred to as Aningan.

Asia

read more »

Aulanerk

A sea-god. His function was to warm the sea, so melting the ice, to give safe passage to sailors. Occasionally referred to as Aulanerk.

Auna

The spirit of the north wind. At times, referred to as Auna.

Bladder Festival

read more »

Chunuhluk

A stalk of grass that, by wishing, became a man. This being later changed into a wolverine. Also called Chunuhluk.

Disemboweller

read more »

Eeyeekalduk

read more »

Erkilek

A god of the hunt. He is depicted with the head of a dog on a man's body. Sometimes known as Erkilek.

Igalilik

A spirit of the hunt. He is said to carry a boiling cauldron large enough to hold a seal. Also identified as Igalilik.

Igaluk

read more »

Ignerssuak

A sea-god. On occassion, known as Ignerssuak.

ilisitsoq

A medicine-man with the power to invoke evil. Also called ilisitsoq, angakoq, angakoq, angakok, angakut, plurangakut, ilisitsok or ilisitsok.

Imap-ukua

A sea-goddess. She was said to control all the animals in the sea. Occasionally called Imap-ukua.

Ingnersuit

read more »

inua

read more »

Ka'cak

A female sea-spirit. She devours the bodies of the drowned. Sometimes called Ka'cak.

Kauna

The spirit of the south wind. Sometimes known as Kauna.

Kiya'rnarak

A creator-god. On occassion, identified as Kiya'rnarak.

Kusiunek

Witchcraft which can cause illness or death. In some references, called Kusiunek.

Moon Brother

read more »

Nerrivik

A name for Sedna in Greenland. In some references, identified as Nerrivik, Great Goddess, Great Goddess, Dorje, Hera, Juno, Mahadevi, Neith, Sedna, Palace Goddess, Alaskan Sedna or Alaskan Sedna.

Pauna

The spirit of the east wind. Called Pauna.

Pinga

A supreme goddess. Occasionally called Pinga, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karala, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Parvati, Pitari, Sati, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Qiqirn

A supernatural dog with two legs. This dog is said to be virtually hairless and can cause seizures in humans. Occasionally referred to as Qiqirn, Quiqern or Quiqern.

qivittoq

read more »

Qudlivum

The home of the good dead. Sometimes referred to as Qudlivum, Qudliparmiut or Qudliparmiut.

Sauna

The spirit of the west wind. Sometimes known as Sauna.

Sila

read more »

Silliam Aipane

The home of the dead: the house of winds. On occassion, known as Silliam Aipane.

Silliam Innua

A deity, ruler of the winds. Also identified as Silliam Innua.

Sun Sister

read more »

Tarqeq

One of the 3 spirits controlling. The forces of nature. He is a hunter-spirit who controls fertility and animals. Sometimes identified as Tarqeq, Moon Spirit, Moon Spirit, Tarquiup Inua or Tarquiup Inua.

Tulungusaq

The crow father-god regarded as shaper of the world. Occasionally known as Tulungusaq.

Tunek

A god of seal-hunting. Also commonly referred to as Tunek.

tupilaq

read more »

umiarissat

Phantom boats. These boats, which are crewed by women are said to cause storms. In some lore, occasionally known as umiarissat.

Windigo

read more »

Woman of the Sea

A sea-goddess. Occasionally called Woman of the Sea.
Inuit Mythology