Day 29: Monster design
Myths have diverse purpose. Whether they try to explain the origins of the world, or just scare the children to make them behave, they all have something in common: they reflect the inner hopes and fears of those who created them.
Greenland is a harsh place. Needless to say it is cold; the hunt for food has become a priority for early inuit communities. And in their legends, they tell stories of hunters who went too far north and crossed the barrier between the living and the dead; of fishermen who never came back, swallowed by Sedna’s progenies; of children abducted by long-armed creatures, never to return; of malicious spirits only small wood-carved statuettes could keep out.
If someone opens the door between worlds, some of these legends might cross the veil...