ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑎᐊᖏᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᕐᓘᔪᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓱᒃᑯᕈᐃᔪᕕᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᕐᒃᑑᑉ ᐃᓚᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒃᓱᒪᓂᐋᓗᒃ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᕐᓗᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓴᓪᓘᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑭᓕᐊᓗᒃ, ᓯᑰᑉ ᑐᖑᔪᕐᓂᖓᑐᑦ ᑐᖑᔪᕐᒃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᒡᓕᓇᕐᒃᑐᐊᓘᓗᓂ. ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋᑉ ᐃᔨᖏᑦ ᖃᑯᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒃᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᓕᒃᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᕐᓘᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓕᒫᖅ ᖁᖓᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕐᒃᑐᖅ ᐃᒡᓚᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᓂᓗ. ᓴᖏᔪᐊᓘᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒥᓪᓛᖏᓇᐅᔭᕐᒃᑐᖅ. ᓂᒡᓚᓱᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᖅ. ᒪᕼᐋᕼᐊ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᖃᑕᕐᓂᑯᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᙱᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᓂᒡᓕᓇᕐᒃᑐᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᓄᕐᓗᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᖁᐃᓇᒃᓵᕆᔭᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᑐᖁᓐᓇᓱᒃᑕᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᑐᖁᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑯᑭᑯᑖᕌᓗᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᑐᐊᑦᑐᑯᑖᕌᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᑦᑐᐊᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒡᒐᖕᒥᓄᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋᑉ ᑐᖁᑕᕕᓂᖏᑦ. ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑐᖁᖃᑕᕐᒃᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᐸᓗᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᑮᓇᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᒃᑐᑦ ᑐᖁᖓᓕᕐᒃᖢᑎᒃ - ᖁᖓᕐᓗᒃᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᖁᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖁᖓᐃᓇᕐᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑐᖁᓐᓂᑯᐃᑦ.

ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᕐᓗᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᕐᓗᒃᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑑᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋ ᓴᒡᓗᕿᔭᕐᓂᕐᒃᑐᖅ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᐸᓗᒃ ᐃᓱᓕᓐᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᒡᓗᕿᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋᑉ. ᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ; ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋᑉ ᓴᒡᓗᕿᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑯᖓᔪᖅ ᐊᒡᓗᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒥᕋᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᔭᒃᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᒫᓄᑦ ᓴᕐᕙᐅᓪᓗᓂ.

ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋ ᐃᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᑑᖃᑎᖃᓕᕐᓂᕈᓂ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒃᐹᒥᒃ ᐃᒥᓱᖓᖁᔪᓐᓇᕐᒃᑕᑦ ᐃᒥᖃᑎᒋᓗᓂᑎᑦ ᐊᒡᓗᐊᑉ ᓴᓂᐊᓂ ᖁᐃᓇᒃᓵᕐᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᑐᖁᑕᐅᓗᑎᑦ ᐋᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᓂᕐᓂᑦ.

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mahahaa tukiqattiangittuni inurluujuq, uqausiusimajuq sukkuruijuviniuninganik ukiuqtarktuup ilanganik taiksumaniaaluk. taanna inurluk uqausiusimajuq salluulluni nukilialuk, sikuup tungujurningatut tungujurktaulluni ammalu niglinarktualuuluni. mahahaap ijingit qakuqtaullutik inungni takunnaqattarktuviniq kiinanganik uliksisimallutik nujanginnut. taanna inurluujuq taimanngalimaaq qungainnaujarktuq iglainnaujaqtunilu. sangijualuulluni ammalu kamillaanginaujarktuq. niglasuktumut sunniutijunnangittuq. mahaaha takujauqatarnikut annuraaqsimattianngitillugu. taanna niglinarktualuk inurluk quviagijaqaqtuviniq quinaksaarijariaksaq tuqunnasuktarminik tuquti??ugit kukikutaaraalungminut tuattukutaaraalungnut amittualungnut aggangminut. amisuit innait uqaqattarksimajut qanuittuullutik tuqulaurmangaata mahahaap tuqutaviningit. taikkua tuquqatarksimajangit ajjigiipaluinnarmi kiinangit aaqqiksimaqattarktut tuqungalirk?utik - qungarluksimallutik tuquqattaqsimajut qungainark?utik tuqunnikuit.

taanna inurluk isumarluktuugaluaq piungittuullunilu, mahahaa sagluqijarnirktuq. taakkua unikkaaqtuangusimajut amisuit tamarmipaluk isulinniqaqtut sagluqijauninganik mahahaap. imaigajuktut; mahahaap sagluqijaulluni ukungajuq agluarmut imirasuk?uni ajaktauluni imaanut sarvaulluni.

taimaak mahahaa ilingni inutuuqatiqalirniruni, kingullirkpaamik imisungaqujunnarktat imiqatigilunitit agluap saniani quinaksaarktaulaunginnirni tuqutaulutit aatitaulaunginirnit.

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Mahaha is a maniacal demon that terrorized parts of the arctic. This creature is described as a thin sinewy being, ice blue in colour and cold to the touch. Mahaha’s eyes are white and they peer through the long stringy hair that hangs in its face. This demon is always smiling and giggling. It is strong, very strong and it is always barefoot. Mahaha is usually seen with almost no clothing on yet it never seems to be bothered by the cold. This cold demon takes pleasure in tickling its victims to death with sharp vicious nails attached to its long bony fingers. Many elders have remarked on the expression of the dead victims Mahaha leaves behind. It seems all of the victim have a similar expression on their dead faces – a twisted frozen smile.

Although this demon is twisted and evil, Mahaha is easily fooled. Most of the stories told about Mahaha end with it being fooled. Usually Mahaha is tricked into leaning over a water hole to take a drink and is pushed into the open water and swept away by the currents.

So if Mahaha ever corners you alone, ask it to have one last drink with you by the water hole before it tickles you to death.