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by Micha F. Lindemans
In Eskimo belief, Qiqirn is a spirit who appears in the shape of a huge, hairless dog. It is greatly feared, and its proximity to men or dogs causes them to have fits. But it is also a foolish creature, terrified of human beings, and runs away the minute it is mentioned. Qiqirn is described as having only hair on its mouth, feet, ears, and tail-tip.

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