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Tammatuyuq

by Micha F. Lindemans
In the beliefs and traditions of the Inuit of Hudson Bay (Canada), the Tammatuyuq is a monster that kills infants. It pretends to assist a mother with her baby and then quickly runs off with the child when the mother is not looking. The Tammatuyuq uses a needle to pierce the baby's head and sucks out the blood, and closes her eyes in great satisfaction when the baby dies.

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