3 March 2015

Unpredictable violence

The Eskimo distinguish at least two different kinds of fear, writes Barry Lopez: ilira, which is the fear that accompanies awe, and kappa, which is the fear in the face of unpredictable violence.

Images: Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration and Marya Zulinova/Yamal government press service via Ecowatch 1 and 2.

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