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Another weekly drawing challenge on Twitter comes from @studioteabreak – the mythical Mash-up. This time Monster & Garden tool. Looked up mythological monsters and found, among others, the Inuit AMAROK. Instant attraction and I had to draw it. Thought I cannot do it but hé, look at this. Surprised myself.

Why the attraction and the good feeling about the Amarok? I looked up the Inuit Mythology and found this:

An Aamarok, or Aamaroq, is a gigantic wolf in Inuit mythology. Amarok’s hunt alone. Danish geologist and Greenlandic scholar Hinrich Johannes Rink reported that the Greenlandic Inuit reserve the word amarok exclusively for this legendary wolf, whereas other Arctic peoples use it to refer to any wolf.
In his book Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo, Rink recounts several folk legends that feature the Amarok.

In one tale, a persecuted and physically stunted boy seeks to increase his strength. When he calls out to the lord of strength, an Amarok appears and wrestles him to the ground with its tail. This causes a number of small bones to fall from the boy’s body. The Amarok tells the boy that the bones had prevented his growth; he instructs the boy to return daily in order to develop his strength. After several days of wrestling with the Amarok, the boy is strong enough to overcome three large bears, thus gaining him the esteem of his village.

We all wrestle with our own Amarok – life’s twist and turns and lose some ‘bones’ and shed a skin while doing so. Facing your weaknesses brings insights, experience and wisdom. It makes you stronger by the day. That Mystical drawing challenge wasn’t that far fetched. By wrestling with your demons and life’s curve balls, you also take care of your spiritual garden. Just because you are following your Soul path when doing the right thing.  For me personally, my male energy could use a boost. Beside that I love wolves. The upcoming astrological constellations show that Mars will become prominent…. 

As I already know: what I like or find beautiful I can draw and it’s for a good reason.

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