Greenlandic World View; Art by Naja Abelsen

Meaning the old shamanistic ways of living and believing. Today Greenland is modern. My father was from Greenland, and I lived there as a child. As a professional artist many of my illustration commissions have Greenlandic motives.
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The Perception of the Soul (from old greenlandic world view) Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen (private owner) Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

The Perception of the Soul (from old greenlandic world view) Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen (private owner) Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

Portrait of an Inupiat woman (inuit). Plant colour. Painting by Naja Abelsen (sold)

Portrait of an Inupiat woman (inuit). Plant colour. Painting by Naja Abelsen (sold)

From a myth: a Walrus and a Polar Bear playing. Watercolour by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen. Original for sale. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

From a myth: a Walrus and a Polar Bear playing. Watercolour by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen. Original for sale. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"L'Ame de l'Harfang"  Inspired by the old greenlandic shamanic belief where animal and human souls were able to talk together and change into one another. A Snowy Owl and a young girl/woman, read about them in the myths. Ink drawing, original sold to Ilulissat Art Museum. Ca 30 x 42 cm. By Naja Abelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"L'Ame de l'Harfang" Inspired by the old greenlandic shamanic belief where animal and human souls were able to talk together and change into one another. A Snowy Owl and a young girl/woman, read about them in the myths. Ink drawing, original sold to Ilulissat Art Museum. Ca 30 x 42 cm. By Naja Abelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"Urene menneskers bod" pencil drawing by Naja Abelsen, about the old greenlandic world view; the young woman has prepared a dead persons funeral, thus being not pure, and here, after a years restriction she shows off her freedom and regained purity going thorugh the settlement with the seaweed and an old woman. illustration for Knud Rasmussens myth collection. Original for sale. Sesam publishing 2000. Naja Abelsen

"Urene menneskers bod" pencil drawing by Naja Abelsen, about the old greenlandic world view; the young woman has prepared a dead persons funeral, thus being not pure, and here, after a years restriction she shows off her freedom and regained purity going thorugh the settlement with the seaweed and an old woman. illustration for Knud Rasmussens myth collection. Original for sale. Sesam publishing 2000. Naja Abelsen

"Kraften", meaning the force. An greenlandic/inuit angakoq (shaman) making a soul travel, calling his spirit helpers, here a dog. Colour pencil by Naja Abelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"Kraften", meaning the force. An greenlandic/inuit angakoq (shaman) making a soul travel, calling his spirit helpers, here a dog. Colour pencil by Naja Abelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"Performing the Universe" (Greenlandic shamanism) Colour pencil by Naja Abelsen. www.najaabelsen.dk (original sold) Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"Performing the Universe" (Greenlandic shamanism) Colour pencil by Naja Abelsen. www.najaabelsen.dk (original sold) Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

"The Flesh-naked Polar Bear", read about it, if a shaman saw such a naked bear it meant he or someones death was near. After a while I dreamt about this halfnaked bear! Original for sale. Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen

"The Flesh-naked Polar Bear", read about it, if a shaman saw such a naked bear it meant he or someones death was near. After a while I dreamt about this halfnaked bear! Original for sale. Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen

A young man training to become a Shaman. Pencil drawing by Naja Abelsen. Original for sale. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

A young man training to become a Shaman. Pencil drawing by Naja Abelsen. Original for sale. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro.

UNDER HIMLENS HVÆLV (Under the Vault of Heaven) An artistic model of the world according to old, shamanistic, greenlandic/inuit beliefs. Created in 2011, exhibited at: Knud Rasmussens Museum 2011, Ærø Museum, Søbygaard 2016, Bramming Egnsmuseum 2017. Only used own works for the pictures. The heaven is engraved with INUIT star pictures and the Sun and Moon - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen

UNDER HIMLENS HVÆLV (Under the Vault of Heaven) An artistic model of the world according to old, shamanistic, greenlandic/inuit beliefs. Created in 2011, exhibited at: Knud Rasmussens Museum 2011, Ærø Museum, Søbygaard 2016, Bramming Egnsmuseum 2017. Only used own works for the pictures. The heaven is engraved with INUIT star pictures and the Sun and Moon - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen


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