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The sea woman : Sedna in Inuit shamanism and art in the eastern Arctic

Author: Frédéric Laugrand; J G Oosten
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brimming with beautiful color photographs and depictions of Inuit art, The Sea Woman offers a detailed and in-depth look into the world of Inuit shamanism. Shamanism, or angakkuuniq, played a central part in Inuit culture before the adoption of Christianity. Shamans cured the sick, drove away evil spirits, procured game, influenced the weather, and exposed hidden transgressions. We depend on their accounts for our
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laugrand, Frédéric.
Sea woman.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)680565709
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Laugrand; J G Oosten
ISBN: 9781602230262 1602230269 9781602230118 1602230110 9781602230477 1602230471
OCLC Number: 212410048
Description: viii, 152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The quest for the sea woman --
The creation of human beings and sea mammals --
The descent to the sea woman and her house --
Life and death --
The Sedna feast, the tivajuut, and the ascent of the sea woman --
Transformations.
Responsibility: Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten.
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Inuit shamans derived their healing skills and power over natural elements from their ability to communicate with supernatural beings, such as Sedna, the sea woman. This study offers an in-depth  Read more...

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