Region of origin: Arctic North America and Greenland

Standing about a foot tall, the Ishigaq were the little people of the Arctic regions in Inuit tribes’ folklore. Like fairies and huldufólk of other cultures, they had their own society comparable to humans but remained hidden away, only sometimes venturing out and encountering people but seemingly warm and welcoming when they did, provided the humans didn’t make light of their size. They were said to leave no tracks, either by way of floating above the ground or simply being too small to leave any impact.

Originally posted on Tumblr on June 9, 2016

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