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Irdlirvirisissong


Irdlirvirisissong, in some legends of the Inuits, is a female clown and the cousin of the moon-god, Aningan. She owns the house in which they live. Sometimes she dances in the sky to make people laugh. But if a living stranger visiting the Land of Day or a shaman laughs while watching her she will dry them up and devour their intestines. A.G.H.


Sources:

Burland, Cottie. North American Indian Mythology. "Library of the World's Myths and Legends." {Revised by Marion Wood) New York. Peter Bedrick Books. 1965. pp. 20-24
Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 444


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