Inuit Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Inuit


Inuit Moon God

Also known as Igaluk

Picture of the Inuit Moon God Aningan from our Inuit mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Eskimo God of the Moon

He owns an igloo in the sky, from which he emerges to chase his sister the Sun across the firmament.

He also packs in a lot of hunting with his great snow sled. Meanwhile his cousin Irdlirvirisissong keeps the igloo tidy.

Aningan Facts and Figures

Name: Aningan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Igaluk

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Inuit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2950

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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