Thursday, August 24, 2006


Kajutaijuq

Legendary female spirit of the Inuit, Kajutaijuq is described as having tattoos on her face and a breast on each cheek. She is said to eat the Eskimo people and to create thunder when she walks. Kajutaijuq is large and she is clumsy. She has only 3 toes on each foot, a big head that rests on her stumpy legs. She has no body.

Kajutaijuq is a troublemaker. She causes knocks and creaks and unexplained sounds.

Watch out for Kajutaijuq!

- Dominic Fetherston, Canada

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found this piece both entertaining & enlightening. Thank you for a bit of Inuit fairytale.

9:01 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fetherston's work is wonderful.

Well done!

10:21 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Never heard of Kajutaijuq before. THANKS! Cool art - GREAT legend!!!

11:02 PM PDT  

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