The second of the amazing creatures encountered by intrepid Demon Hunters Teresa and Jolaine on what became known to history as The Great Demon Hunting Expedition of 2009 was an intensely ugly, but enormously powerful, Inuit goddess by the name of Sedna.
Sedna was once a human woman, living in the frozen Canadian North with her father, the creator god Anguta. Different versions of what happened between her and her father exist. In one, the ugly Sedna took a dog for her husband, enraging her father. In another, Sedna was so beautiful that an evil bird spirit fell in love with her and abducted her, leading her father rescue her. However, the spirit was too powerful, creating a terrible storm that threatened the lives of the people, leading her father to make a sacrifice of her.
Both versions of the story agree on the ending part: Sedna got into a canoe with her dad. Dad threw her overboard. When she tried to hang on, he cut off her fingers.
Good ending, through… Sedna’s fingers became seals, walrus, and whales–the big creatures of the Northern sea. Sedna herself became the powerful goddess of the sea on whom the Inuit depend for survival. Hunters especially worshipped her for good luck on their hunts.