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Tupilaks by humon Tupilaks by humon
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Greenlandic tupilaks.

They were magic creatures created to kill a specific person. The first were made from parts of animals and children. Non of these have ever been found because they were thrown into the sea to find their victim (They were dangerous to make though, because if the victim had stronger magical powers the tupilak would return and kill it's creator instead)

Later ones were made from wood that had been painted black, and often had parts from real animals or children in them, such as claws, teeth or eyes.

And finally there's the white tupilaks made from bone or stone. They were never meant to hurt anyone, but are simply meant for decoration, or even protection.

I like to think there's a story in here somewhere about the old tupilaks trying to sneak into a town and the new ones trying to keep them out.
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing.
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Mindkiller1989 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
So they're like mythological Terminators. Sweet.
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Base-SG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
so, that's where the missing children from my basement end up...

*goes reinforce some walls*
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Smell-The-Roses Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scary ass shit. Intriging though.
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AutobotChrome Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
These things crawl around my room sometimes.
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lady-shroom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
you too??
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AutobotChrome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah. XD They try to sneak up on me, ya know?
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lady-shroom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, man the things crawl on my ceiling and stuff *shudders* 
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Zexion-the-gamer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
it's funny you say you want a story with these creatures, my friend has actually started writing something very similar to these. if you like maybe you could check it out, [link]
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B451l15k Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

:iconfucknoplz: :icon2spookyplz:

 

But seriously, it's actually not half bad.

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