I don't know if they do this, but if I was an Inuit parent I'd
be inclined to make up stories for my children of how some friendly
spirits or other used to go around at night carving icebergs
into shapes that we recognise so that wherever we go there is
something familiar there and so we won't be frightened that
we are lost and too far from home.
This is an excellent
example of iceberg carving to look like a whale by the friendly
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
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