angakok


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angakok

(ˈæŋɡəˌkɒk)
n
an Inuit shaman
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Although traditional Inuit society has been considered egalitarian, with Angakok providing guidance and leadership, Cartwright's observations shed new light on its social complexity.
8) In this tale it seems that not the origin of fog is the focus of the story, but the heroic actions of the angakok in tricking and killing a monster who endangered hunters.
Boas, par exemple, decrit la pratique suivante, observee a Pond Inlet, au cours de laquelle le patient recevait le nom d'un esprit: << Then the angakok says, "Let us cut this child's navel-string".