tupilaq

Inuit - In Greenland, a magic animal. Invoked by a shaman. This beast is usually envisaged as a seal and a model of the seal is used as the shaman's familiar. In some accounts, called tupilaq.
Inuit - Spirits of the underworld, Adlivum. Some of these spirits return to their villages, dressed in ragged clothes, and cause illness and disease. After a year in Adlivum, the spirit goes to Adliparmiut where it becomes an Adliparmio and no longer harmful. In some accounts, identified as tupilaq.

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