In this mortal peril the father determined to offer sedna to the birds and flung her overboard.
Meantime the storm subsided, for the fulmars thought sedna was drowned.
sedna of the Oqomiut lives in Adlivun, and here the souls must stay one year after death.
They have since lived in the land of Adlivun, of which sedna is the mistress.
The performance of the angakut in the sedna feast, which will be described hereafter (p. 604) is quite astonishing.
sedna is the mistress of one of the countries to which the souls go after death.
It is said that if they should not wear the skin of the proper animal, sedna would be offended and would punish them.
sedna could not long resist such wooing and they went together over the vast sea.
Another angakoq, whose office it is to lure sedna up with a magic song, sits at the back of the hut.
When a year had passed and the sea was again stirred by warmer winds, the father left his country to visit sedna.