Inuit Mythology

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<a href="/mythology/anningan_moon.html&edu=elem">Anningan</a> is the name of the <a href="/earth/moons_and_rings.html&edu=elem">Moon</a> god of some of the Inuit people that live in Greenland. Anningan chases his sister, <a href="/mythology/malina_sun.html&edu=elem">Malina</a>, the <a href="/sun/sun.html&edu=elem">Sun</a> goddess, across the sky, but forgets to eat, so he gets much thinner. This is symbolic of the phases of the moon, particularly the crescent.<p><small><em>Image courtesy of Planet Art</em></small></p>

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