The Spoop Files Podcast

Case File #12: The Eerie Ijiraq

August 2, 2018

A day late and very, very north, we look at a creature who basks in the land of the midnight sun.

 

Supplementary Files

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Now onto the fun stuff:

 

Inukshuks

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/enough-with-the-inukshuks-already/article1080258/ an article by the Globe and Mail about why Inukshuks are harmful in Canadian Parks and Preserves

https://books.google.ca/books?id=izUsBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=the+inukshuk+and+the+ijiraq&source=bl&ots=n4aI-mW2rA&sig=0K1kelsGxFkk5mANh4D8WwwInf0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjH2q6i-MXcAhUm64MKHUR7C_oQ6AEwEnoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=the%20inukshuk%20and%20the%20ijiraq&f=false

A section of an ebook (a preview) with the section about Inukshuk uses and history

http://www.inuitartofcanada.com/english/legends/inukshuk.htm

http://ca.paganfederation.org/the-history-and-meaning-of-the-inuksuk/

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/inuksuk-inukshuk/ THE CANADIAN ENCYLOPEDIA! A fairly decent site for over-views about Canadian things, usually.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk the wikipedia article, of course. Myia doesn’t like it much. While it does make important notes about the linguistic history and connections between different inuit and arctic peoples. It glosses over the history of the statues however, and makes no mention of the mythological or cultural significance of the figures, only the practical uses.

The Ijiraq

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ijiraq_(mythology) obligatory wikipedia article about the Ijiraq, because we suck.

https://books.google.ca/books?id=jLxUrtZgReMC&pg=PA176&dq=ijiraq&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi20q3urcncAhWi8YMKHSz8ADcQ6AEIODAD#v=onepage&q=ijiraq&f=false free preview sections of a book with some interesting accounts of meeting Ijirait

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariaksuq a related monster (shadow-people)

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