"In East Greenland language, the word for mask is kiappâk (kai:face; pâk:big). This ‘big face’ sometimes appeared at the winter house window and did frighten both children and they had masks with them, and when they put them on my breath shortened, sweat stood on the brow...I folded my arms to protect my solar plexus from psychic adults through translucent seal intestines.
This big face is,in my opinion,that of a mythical being, a cephalopod also known, for instance, among the Canadian Inuit. This linguistic confusion was maintained by the Ammassalimiut to protect themselves from the intransigence of the missionary Rüttel."