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Anngannguujuk. The Boy Who Was Kidnapped

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Picture book with beloved Greenlandic myth
retold by H. C. Petersen, illustrated by Kistat Lund
trans. title: “Anngannguujuk – The Boy Who Was Kidnapped”

The husband thought it was strange that Anngannguujuk did not come down to the beach. He would usually come running. So the first thing he asked was: “Where is Anngannguujuk? Weeping, his wife responded: “He was playing in the entrance area and suddenly he was gone. I don’t know, where he is!” Anngannguujuk’s father was outraged as he loved his son very much. “Maybe you have done him in? I am going to kill you!”
”Please wait a little before you kill me. Let us search for him first, and if we don’t find him you can kill me,” the wife answered. In those days, people would visit a shaman to get answers for things they did not understand. The shamen were the wise men among the Greenlanders. Anngannguujuk’s father went to visit a shaman, who lived close by, and asked for his help. Having done his spells and rituals, the Shaman explained that it was the inland inhabitants, the large Dorset people, who had kidnapped Anngannguujuk.

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