Thursday, September 27, 2018

The cryptids are hiding

This is a short compilation of Inuit (Eskimo) folklore from Alaska, collected from various anthropological and historical works. I didn't consider the stories to be particularly interesting, and many sound like children's stories, although I suppose that could just be my cultural prejudice (or the way the stories were retold by the non-Native authors). Coachwhip Publications often publish works of a crypto-zoological nature, but few of the stories reprinted here deal with cryptids. The ten-footed bear of the title seems to be the only cryptid sensu stricto. There is also a story about dwarfs, and one which mentions merpeople. Otherwise, we are dealing with more forthrightly mythological material. Perhaps worth three stars for the effort, but to me personally, only a two-star opus.

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