All posts tagged: tupilaq

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Arctic Monsters: A visit from a Greenlandic tupilaq

When I was a child, I was absolutely fascinated by tupilaqs. These grotesque Greenlandic figurines with gaping mouths and twisted limbs seemed alive to me, and stirred my imagination to conjure up images of strange spirits tormenting the arctic landscape and its inhabitants. These figurines […]