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Qailertetang is an Inuit female deity who cares for animals, fishers, and hunters, and who controls the weather. She dwells with her companion Sedna at the bottom of the sea, in the company of seals, whales, and other sea creatures. Qailertetang is depicted as a "large woman of very heavy limbs". In rituals, she is served by a two-spirit male shaman "dressed in a woman's costume and wearing a mask made of seal-skin".[1]


  1. ^ Queer Myth, Symbol & Spirit by Randy Conner, David Hatfield Sparks, and Mariya Sparks. Published by Cassell in 1997.