Here we have yet another baby snatching creature. Beware you little children, for you seem to make tasty snacks or pets.
The Qalupalik is a sea creature of Inuit legends, that steals disobedient children if they wander too close to the edge of the ice during the spring melt. It has long fingernails, green skin, and wears a sling for carrying babies. It makes a noise that sounds like underwater air bubbles, there is warning that one nearby. Stolen children are never seen again.
- Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik – Animated legend
- The Qalupalik – Excerpt from ‘Legend of the Fog’ (picture book of Inuit mythology)
Origin: Arctic, Inuit people