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Air, Weather, Wind, Cosmos, Reason
Sila is both the outside atmosphere as well as the internal human powers of reason and intelligence. Sila is often considered a vague and abstract religious force, capable of containing the human soul and also of transforming humans into animals and vice versa.
Name Variations: The "master spirit" or mythical ruler of the Air and Weather may more appropriately be called Silaap Inua or, sometimes, Naarjuk, "Big Belly."
Wind carved snow drifts outside Pangnirtung in Nunavut, Canada.
JORDANNA MAX BRODSKY
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