Bestiarium Greenlandica

Bestiarium Greenlandica A Compendium of the Mythical Creatures, Spirits, and Strange Beings of Greenland - Wool of Bat

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Publisher's Synopsis

Meet the motley crew of dangerous, cheeky, and fantastical beings of Greenland! << Content Warning: nudity and mentions of sexual violence. >> The world of Greenlandic mythology is inhabited by creatures that have played a vital role in Inuit beliefs and stories throughout the ages. The Bestiarium is a collection of what is generally known about these diverse beings, spirits, and animals. Their stories are gritty, cruel, and reflect from the harsh landscape and lifestyle of ancient Greenland. Descriptions are paired with illustrations by contemporary Greenlandic illustrators that transport these mythological beings into the 21st Century. A brief history of Greenland and the shaman tradition launches the reader into the ancient world of Greenland and how myth and legend told generation after generation can mould and depict a place that was dark and grim as mischievous and lively and full of natural wonders. Now available in North America as part of Eye of Newt's specialty series, Wool of Bat, which is focused on the preservation and promotion of folklore and oral history from around the world. This edition of the Bestiarium features re-translated and edited chapter on "Shamans, witches, and witchcraft" by Robin Fenrir Mansa Hillestrøm.

Book information

ISBN: 9781777081706
Publisher: Eye of Newt Press
Imprint: Eye of Newt Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 1400g
Height: 203mm
Width: 254mm
Spine width: 19mm