Many different versions of Sedna’s story abound, from a young woman forced to marry a dog, to a victim of abduction by a bird man. But in all her tellings, Sedna emerges as a powerful spiritual force, a mistress of the sea and its creatures, transformed by a brutal physical attack. Come with us to the chill of the frozen north as we dive into the dark waters and seek out this mythic woman’s tale.
Gerlof, Jarich & Laugrand, Frédéric. The Sea Woman: Sedna in Inuit Shamanism and Art in the Eastern Arctic, University of Alaska Press, 2008. Motz, Lotte. The Faces of the Goddess, Oxford University Press, 1997.