Alaska trip Day 1: Sea gods/goddesses of Inuit mythology

Greetings! I won't be blogging much this week because I am in Alaska! Whoo hoo. My hubby and I had our 10 year anniversary in February, so we took a little trip to celebrate. It's only the 2nd trip we've taken without the kiddos. (This is huge!)

Wondering where I am today? Well, it's Anchorage and Whittier. I can't wait to check out all the awesomeness in this quaint town (Whittier).



Beautiful, right? So excited.

A little insight into Inuit mythology:

I'm a huge nerd, so I spent a lot of time looking up Inuit mythology before our trip. I've always been fascinated by other cultures, and I thought this trip would be a perfect opportunity to learn new things. If you are like me, you know next to nothing about Inuit mythology. I find it so fascinating that each culture has the same dieties, even if they are represented in a slightly different way. There is always the trickster god whether it by Loki, Coyote, or Raven. Likewise, there are god/goddess of the sea.

Since I'm on a mermaid kick right now, it wouldn't be right to not mention the Inuit goddess of the sea, Sedna. There are also several other gods that claim the sea as their home. Aipalovik wasn't so nice and took a fancy to destroying boats. Aukaneck controlled the waves. Aumanil didn't live in the sea like the other dieties. Instead, he lived on land but controlled the movements of the whales.

While on my trip, I am dead set on seeing a whale (in it's natural habitat of course). I am hoping that Aumanil will be kind and Aipalovik will be far away from our boat. I don't want him sinking his teeth into my vessel!







1 comments:

Sarahb said... .

Oooh. That is awesome!! Have a fabulous trip, come back with interesting stories and lots of pictures!!

June 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM

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