Inuit Sculpture - Sedna by Simon Alayco
Simon Alayco, 2002, Akulivik
4.25" x 1.75" x 1.75"
The Legend of Sedna the Sea Goddess
The legend of how Sedna became a sea goddess is told throughout the Arctic. The story varies from one region to the next. However, in all versions, a young woman becomes the mother of all sea creatures. As the sea goddess, Sedna has dominion over her creatures and controls the availability of seal, walrus, fish, whale, and other sea animals to Inuit hunters.