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Ugh tbh I don't understand why some of the biggest hetalia ocs in here and amino are huge Mary Sues.
a list of traits I have seen consitantly ares

hourglass body sindrom
shipping with countries that hate eacother
 extremely bland personalitys 
wrong history
wrong skin tone and eye color 
Not even the right nationality 
extremely huge hips
countries that don't even exsist

so please do a lot of research and ray to make the oc accurate
Greenland language

Greenlandic belongs to the Inuit family of languages. It is a 'polysynthetic' language, which means that words are formed with a root, one or more affixes and a suffix.

A Greenlandic word can thus be very long and can mean what corresponds to a whole sentence in other languages.

The Greenlandic language is roughly divided into four dialects: South Greenlandic, West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic and the Thule dialect. West Greenlandic is the official language which all children learn in addition to Danish and English.

In small towns and settlements it is not unusual for only Greenlandic to be spoken and English may possibly be understood or spoken only to a very limited degree.

It is therefore a good idea to learn a few words during your trip that can open up for communication.

Greenlanders are always delighted when visitors try to speak at least a few words of the local language. To make it easy, you can start by learning the words "hello", which is called "aluu", or "goodbye", which is simply "baaj" - and thus are reminiscent of English.

These words are loan words that were probably introduced when the Americans came to Greenland during the Second World War.

As is the case for all languages, Greenlandic continues to evolve, and when loan words are not used, new, highly descriptive words are created.

The word 'computer' is 'qarasaasiaq' in Greenlandic, which directly translated means 'artificial brain', whilst 'potato' is called 'naatsiiat' - which actually means 'something for which one waits for a long time to grow up'.

The written language and pronunciation are something else again and can be read about in several of the books on the Greenlandic language that are available on the Internet.


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Inuit hunting
  • A ceremony called a 'Bladder Dance' was often held after a large hunt.
  • The Inuit believed that the soul of the animal was found inside the bladder, so if the bladder was honoured and returned to the sea, then the animal's spirit would find a new body.
  • A knife used for killing whales had to be wrapped in sealskin, not caribou skin.
  • After killing a seal, melted snow had to be dripped into its mouth to quench the spirit's thirst.
  • The Inuit saved the bladder of the hunted animals, because the belief was that the spirit was found inside.
  • The Inuit were skilled hunters, and caught food year-round, even during the harsh winters.
  • The Inuit were able to hunt for food year-round, so depending on the season they would hunt for different animals.
  • Sea Mammals
    • Sea mammals were usually hunted during the winter when they were out on the ice. However, some sea mammals, like whales, were hunted in the open water.
    • Some sea mammals - seals, walruses, beluga whales, narwhals
    • What they were hunted for:
      • Seal: meat and skin
      • Walrus: ivory (tusks), and meat (mostly for the dogs)
      • Beluga Whales: skin, food like muktuk (outer skin and blubber)
      • Narwhal: ivory, meat for dogs
  • Land Animals
    • Some land animals that were hunted - caribou, musk oxen, arctic fox, polar bear, arctic hare, arctic birds
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Inuit religion
  • The Inuit believed in animism: all living and non-living things had a spirit. That included people, animals, inanimate objects, and forces of nature.
  • When a spirit died, it continued living in a different world- the spirit world.
  • The only people who had enough power to control the spirits were the powerful religious leaders called the Shamans or 'Angakoks'. Shamans used charms and dances as a means to communicate with the spirit world.
  • Shamans also wore carved masks-mostly representing animals- while performing their rituals. It was believed that masks had powers that enabled them to communicate with the spirits.
  • To appease the spirits the Shamans would make recommendations. They would suggest offering gifts to the spirits, moving away, and sometimes would fine the person for breaking the rules and angering the spirits.
  • Bad weather, illnesses, and a bad hunt were all blamed on displeased spirits.
  • There were certain guidelines that the Inuit were supposed to follow to make the spirits happy.
  • They had rituals for hunting and eating food to deal with the spirits that lived in the animals.
  • They had to pay a deep respect to the spirit of the animals that they hunted, so that the spirit reappeared in another animal that could sacrifice its life again. If they did not pay their respects to the spirit, the spirit would reappear as a demon.
  • Humans also had souls that could be lost or stolen (causes of illness and madness). The belief was that humans were made of three parts: a body, a name, and a soul. When a person died, it was only the body that died, the spirit and name could continue living in a new body. The names of dead relatives were given to babies, ensuring that the soul and name could continue living.
  • Shamans (angakoks) performed many of their healing rituals in ceremonial houses called 'Kashims'.
  • Kashims were sometimes partially buried in the ground, and only the Shaman knew where the entrance was. 
  • The main instrument of Inuit ceremonies and dances was the shallow, one-sided drum.
  • Most drums were made from caribou skin, or walrus stomach or bladder stretched over a wooden hoop.
  • Drum dances usually occurred inside large snowhouses (igloos) with up to 60 people.
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Ugh tbh I don't understand why some of the biggest hetalia ocs in here and amino are huge Mary Sues.
a list of traits I have seen consitantly ares

hourglass body sindrom
shipping with countries that hate eacother
 extremely bland personalitys 
wrong history
wrong skin tone and eye color 
Not even the right nationality 
extremely huge hips
countries that don't even exsist

so please do a lot of research and ray to make the oc accurate

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SwedenOxensternia
Sophia
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi I'm a artist from the Midwest.
I'm kind of shy.
I've had my oc Greenland for almost 4 years now and she's had a lot of changes and I'm finally happy with her. 😊
I can speak german.
I'm quite a big nerd I really like Hetalia,W.O.W,L.O.L, Harrypotter, overwatch.
I'm quite a huge history fanatic.
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Author-Chan11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
*Totally not procrastinating again*
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xicystarzx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Ayyye Hello Greenland ^^
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SwedenOxensternia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi 👋🏼
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spicysketch Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it your birthday? If so happy birthday!! :cakerun: 
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SwedenOxensternia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude and yes it is
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Author-Chan11 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi

Hello

Hey there

How ya doing

What's up

I'm procrastinating. : D
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:iconswedenoxensternia:
SwedenOxensternia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop procrastinating
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Author-Chan11 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
No.
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SwedenOxensternia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!
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AskTHEHACKER Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, child.

I am THE_HACKER.

I'm sure your friend Narnia did not tell you about me, but she shouldn't have...No one knows who I am....Or what I can do.

If you have any questions about me, feel free to ask me...But read the rules.

((IT'S MEH, NARNIA. I MADE ASK ACCOUNT. YEY.))
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