Tornarsuk

 


Tornarsuk, or Tornatik, is a giant creature, half-man and half-seal, in Greenland who reveals to angekkoks the causes of maladies. He comes from the sea. To the people he is more like the Christian God than Sila in that he grants their wishes. A.G.H.


Source:

Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 446