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Perna Studios is very excited to announce our third trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 5 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic and Native American. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Set scheduled to be released in early Spring 2014.



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This awesome sketch art card of Nanook from Inuit Mythology is drawn by the very talented artist Amy Pronovost :iconartyewok: for our Classic Mythology II trading card set.

 


Nanook - (Nanuk in the modern spelling) In Inuit mythology, Nanook (Inuktitut: "Polar Bear") was the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters deserved success in finding and hunting bears and punished violations of taboos.


The Inuit believed that Nanuk, the Polar Bear, was powerful and mighty and that he was "almost man," and the Inuit hunters would worship this great bear because they believed that he decided if the Hunters would be successful or not that day. “In the past, the Inuit ate polar bear meat and used the fur to make warm trousers for men and kamiks (soft boots) for women”. Respect was given to Nanuk by the hunter hanging the bear’s hide in a special section of his igloo, where it would stay for several days. They would also offer the bear’s spirit weapons and other hunting tools if it was a male, and needle cases, scrapers (used to scrape the fat off hides) and knives if it was female. “Native people believed that polar bears allowed themselves to be killed in order to obtain the souls of the tools (tatkoit), which they would take with them into the hereafter.” Legend says that if a dead polar bear was treated properly by the hunter, it would share the good news with other bears so they would be eager to be killed by him. Bears would stay away from hunters who failed to pay respect.”



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Torrin-McFinn77 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard the name Nanook in a few mediums, but this is the first time I'd seen it as a mythological character!
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Pernastudios Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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