Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TORNASUK

TORNASUK
"Besides nameless rites and human sacrifices there were certain queer hereditary rituals addressed to a supreme elder devil or tornasuk; and of this Professor Webb had taken a careful phonetic copy from an aged angekok or wizard-priest, expressing the sounds in Roman letters as best he knew how."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu

"Torngarsuk is the chief and most powerful supernatural being in Greenland. He appears in the form of a bear, a one-armed man, or as a grand human creature like one of the fingers of the hand. Torngarsuk is invoked by fishermen and by the Anguekkoks (the medicine men) when one falls ill."
Collin de Plancy, Dictionnaire Infernal

"'They don't all agree about his form or aspect. Some say he has no form at all; others describe him as a great bear, or as a great man with one arm, or as small as a finger. He is immortal, but might be killed by the intervention of the god Crepitus."'
Andrew Lang, North American and Mexican Divine Myths


Tornasuk (is) a huge white bear that resides in a cave near 
Ungava Bay in the Hudson Strait."
Sam D. Gill & Irene F. Sullivan, Dictionary Of Native American Mythology

"In Alaska, the wisest of the wise, Tungrangayak, is depicted with his body covered in circles or eyes with which he can see everything: 'My whole body is nothing but eyes...I look in every direction.'"
E. Lot-Falck, Larousse World Mythology

3 comments:

  1. DEFY anybody to say ye are not at the top of yer game, Mike!
    The joey Zone

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    1. Need to talk to Ye AND Jean--email me or if you don't have my addy , let me know & I'll send one =) TjZ

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