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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Adlet

Dogman is a popular discussion point lately, and I have commented several times, that although I remain on the fence on this topic, I am very aware of legends and stories that discuss the existence of "man-wolf" creatures.

And so comes one of those tales. This particular one concerns the story of the Adlet. Or sometimes referred to as Erqiglet. These legends are most often told among the Inuit of Greenland and the Labrador and Hudson Bay coasts.
Now there are other theories and explanations of the terms and stories told, but for my purpose I am referring only to the Adlet in a strict story form, ignoring all race discussions and derivations of the names.

One version of the story is called "The Girl and the Dog".

There was a young woman, living with her father, who refused all her suitors and instead married a white and red spotted dog. They had 10 children, 5 dogs, and 5 Adlet. The Adlet were said to have a human upper half and a dog lower half to their body. Now the husband-dog would not go out and hunt and the children were going hungry. The woman was hard-pressed to provide for them all. Her father, growing tired of this, took things into his own hands. He put the family into a boat and took them out to a small island. When the husband-dog complained of the lack of food, the father told him to swim to the mainland and he would give him meat to feed the family. However, instead of meat, the father gave him rocks and the husband-dog drowned. In anger at her husband's death, the daughter in turn sent her dog-children to gnaw off her father's hands and feet.  He then refused her any aid. Fearing for her children's lives, the woman sent the dog-children far inland where they had numerous offspring. The Adlet she put in a boat and sent over the ocean where they became the European ancestors. (Wikipedia)
Another source describes the Adlet as being half-dog, half-human with reddish hair. They are said to be about 7 ft tall and drink human blood.

"The Adlet are legendary creatures of Inuit mythology, created by the union of an Inuit woman and a large red dog. According to the story, the woman bore ten infant dog-human hybrids, five of which were sent across the ocean and sired the European races of men. The other five children were incredibly vicious and escaped into the wild, where they bred a race of werewolf-like monsters that came to be known as the Adlet. The Adlet hunt in packs and are fond of dismembering humans to drink their blood." (Monster Spotter's Guide to North America by Scott Francis; p.160)


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This Post is By TCC Team Member Nancy Marietta. Nancy has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal and cryptids. Nancy is also a published author and her book, The Price of War has been met with great reviews.

[Please Note: Sadly Nancy passed away on the first of January, 2022. We will continue to honor her and her research by sharing her work. RIP Nancy. -Thomas]

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