Angakkuq


Angakkuq

The Angakkuqcite web|url=http://www.livingdictionary.com/term/viewTerm.jsp?term=49131186863|title=angakkuq|work=Asuilaak Living Dictionary|accessdate=2007-04-24] (Inuktitut) (Inuktitut syllabics ᐊᖓᑦᑯᖅ [cite web|url=http://www.livingdictionary.com/search/viewResults.jsp?resultsId=1195327465265si |title=ᐊᖓᑦᑯᖅ|work=Asuilaak Living Dictionary|accessdate=2007-11-17] ), Angatkuqcite web|url=http://www.livingdictionary.com/term/viewTerm.jsp?term=69151420164|title=angatkuq|work=Asuilaak Living Dictionary|accessdate=2007-04-24] (Inuvialuktun), Angakok [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/topic-24427/angakok Encyclopædia Britannica] ] or Ilisitsok [ [http://nansen-tolkien.co.uk/Eskimo%20Life.html Chapter 12 Religious Ideas Ilisitsoks (Wizards and Witches) and Tupileks or Gand (Messengers)] from Fridtjof Nansen's "Eskimo Life"] (Kalaallisut) is the intellectual and spiritual figure among the Inuit and corresponds to a shaman. Not only the Inuit, but also other Eskimo cultures know similar mediator persons. Shamanism among Eskimo peoples has many forms and variants, like Eskimo cultures themselves.

Amongst the Inuit, there are notions comparable to laws:
* "tirigusuusiit", things to avoid
* "maligait", things to follow
* "piqujait", things to do If these three are not obeyed, then the Angakkuq may need to intervene with the offending party in order to avoid harmful consequence to the person or group. [cite web |url=http://www.tradition-orale.ca/english/tirigusuusiit-and-maligait-58.html |title= Tirigusuusiit and Maligait |accessdate=2007-10-17 |work=tradition-orale.ca]

ee also

* Shamanism among Eskimo peoples

References

External links

* [http://www.tradition-orale.ca/english/dreams-and-angakkunngurniq-becoming-angakkuq-81.html Dreams and Angakkunngurniq: Becoming an Angakkuq] - Listening to our past, "Canadian Heritage"
* [http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:x2IzBMQVixQJ:www.erudit.org/revue/etudinuit/2002/v26/n1/009271ar.pdf+Qaujimajatuqangit&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=13&gl=us Qaujimajatuqangit and social problems in modern Inuit society. An elders workshop on angakkuuniq] - by Jarich Oosten and Frédéric Laugrand, 2002
* [http://www.sila.nu/pub/lessons/SILA_Shamanism2.html Shamanism - the powers of the angakkuq] - SILA, 2005


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