The frontier of the far north is typically regarded with mystery and a sense of trepidation. Even if you have lived through it all, there is always something about the place that can feel rather unsettling. The standardized phobia of the dark is exacerbated by the long, cold winters of Alaska—a place where nearly half the year is shrouded in the dark bitter cold. Those of us … [Read more...] about 7 Terrors of the Far North
H.P. Lovecraft was a creator of torturous terrors that realized his talents of dark, serious mythos that he provided to a world that would never truly appreciate his visions until far too long after his passing. Lovecraft's Otherworldly Monsters Artwork by BenduKiwi As we discovered last week H.P. Lovecraft was a creator of some of the most influential horror fiction … [Read more...] about Lovecraft and His Creations
What is the Adlet? Artwork by Mary Farnstrom Not a true werewolf—but they are the closest thing you’ll see to one in Inuit folklore. The Adlet (ah-dlit), also known as the Erqigdlet (urk-kig-dlit) in Greenland, is considered the arctic counterpart of the well-known werewolf and for good reason. Although they are not shapeshifters and the moon has no effect on them, their … [Read more...] about Is the Adlet the Werewolf of the Far North?