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Maria Kreutzmann holding a greenlandic mythical creature

Mythical Monsters of 

For Kids

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This lecture is for schools both in and outside Greenland, such as private and public schools and institutions, and organizations in or with an interest in Greenland. We recommend ages 9 and higher. 

Can you outrun a Qivittoq/Mountain Walker? How is the Ikusik/Elbow Crawler teaching us to be careful in the fjordS? Is a ghost always dangerous? 


Maria will talk about her own background and where her interest in monsters began, how to actually catch monsters in modern Greenland - and why a good scare is essential during the long winter months in the Arctic! She will talk about the most famous of the Greenlandic mythical creatures such as the Mother of the Sea, the Mountain Walker, the Sun and Moon and many others, and how the Tupilak went from feared revenge monster to fabulous merchandise. She will also tell the tale of her hunt for a mammoth! 

Monsters and myths are a fascinating way to learn about Greenlandic culture and history, as well as get the little, creatives minds going.

This lecture is not only for teaching culture and history, but has been held before in connection with creative writing classes, or art classes. 

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  • Available in Danish and English

  • 1½ - 2 Hours
     Can be extended or shortened, depending on need

  • Can be a travelling Lecture/Talk
    Primarily in Greenland and Denmark, but can be abroad as well

  • Available as an online Lecture/Talk 

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