Sedna
   Inuit otherworld, underwater Mistress of Animals. Part of the job of Inuit shamans, angakkut (See Angakkoq), is to mediate between their communities and Sedna, especially to deal with breaches of taboos that have caused Sedna to withhold sea animals from hunters. Although Sedna is now a well-known name (popularized beyond the Arctic by ethnographer Franz Boas), other names or titles are also used, and these strongly suggest that “Sedna” is not a proper name but an oblique reference to an other-than-human person who can be dangerous to name or encounter. She is also named Takannaaluk arnaaluk, “the terrible woman down there,” and Sanna or Kanna, “the one down there.”

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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  • Sedna — ist der Name für: die Meeresgöttin der Inuit, siehe: Sedna (Göttin) das nach ihr benannte astronomische Objekt, siehe: (90377) Sedna eine nach ihr benannte Tiefebene auf der Venus, siehe Sedna Planitia zwei sagenhafte, vorgeschichtliche Könige in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sedna — Sȅdna ž DEFINICIJA mit. u eskimskom vjerovanju, starica koja boravi na morskom dnu, upravlja morem i svim stvorenjima u njemu …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • Sedna — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sedna peut faire référence à : Sedna, une déesse légendaire du peuple Inuit. (90377) Sedna, objet transneptunien, planète naine potentielle. Sedna… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sedna — El término Sedna puede referirse a los siguientes artículos: (90377) Sedna, un cuerpo espacial transneptuniano. Sedna de Irlanda, el nombre de dos reyes mitológicos de Irlanda. Sedna (deidad), una deidad femenina perteneciente a la mitología… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sedna — noun a) An Inuit goddess of the sea b) A trans Neptunian planetoid …   Wiktionary

  • Sedna —    The Eskimo goddess of food, who lives in the sea. When her taboos are not observed she calls up a storm, or prevents seals, whales, and polar bears from leaving their homes. She derives her power over these water beasts from their being… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Sedna — Sẹd|na, die; oder der; [s]; meist ohne Artikel <nach einer Göttin der Inuit> (ein Planetoid des Sonnensystems) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Sedna — noun a planetoid of rock and ice about three quarters the size of Pluto discovered in 2003; the most distant object known to orbit around the sun • Instance Hypernyms: ↑minor planet, ↑planetoid …   Useful english dictionary

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