Inuit Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Inuit

ADLIVUN

Inuit legendary place

The frozen Inuit Underworld, ruled over by Sedna, Goddess of the Sea

The spirits who live there are also called the Adlivun. When you die, you descend into Sedna’s realm for purification, punishment or preservation. Once you’ve entered her deathly deep freeze, it can take a very long time to defrost.

Any living person foolish enough to visit must negotiate endless spinning circles of ice, and cauldron stews of seal meat bubbling and boiling forever. Shamans wishing to speak with Sedna on urgent business are advised to use the trance-induced route which is much quicker.

But Adlivun is not the final destination of the dead. It is a kind of limbo place where all Earthly issues are turned to ice and smoothed away. (Or, in the case of evil, hacked off and stamped on.)

At the end of your stay, you will be cleansed and pure, ready for your final journey: to the paradise of the Moon...

Adlivun Facts and Figures

Name: Adlivun
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Area or people: Inuit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1869

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Article last revised on October 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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