Why did the Inuit carry Charms and What special powers do Inuit Charms have?

The Inuit world was full of danger. If a whaler’s boat capsized, within minutes he could die in the icy water.

If a hunter was careless, even for a moment, a polar bear might maul him to death. If one season’s animal catch was small, a family might face starvation.

To protect themselves from the many everyday threats, the Inuit carried small charms. Carved from stone or ivory or crafted from animal hides, each charm had a specific purpose. One charm might make the owner a good seal hunter, while another might drive away evil spirits.

why did the inuit carry charms and what special powers do inuit charms have

Inuit kept their charms with them at all times. Most often, they wore them on a belt or sewed them into their clothes.

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