Asiaq

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In Inuit mythology, Asiaq is a weather goddess (or, more rarely a god) and was quite frequently invoked by the angakoq for good weather, for instance if spring was late it was important content her to make sure she would send rain and melt the ice. In Inuit mythology of Greenland, Asiaq, the mother of weather decides the quantity and the time for snow to fall.

References[edit]

  • Barüske, Heinz (1969). "Asiaq, die Herrscherin über Wind und Wetter". Eskimo Märchen. Die Märchen der Weltliteratur (in German). Düsseldorf • Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag. pp. 48–53.  The tale means: “Asiaq, the mistress of wind and weather”, the book title means: “Eskimo tales”, the series means: “The tales of world literature”.
  • Ostermann in Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines By Patricia Monaghan