In the sparse life of the ancient Eskimos, a daughter who will not marry is a death sentence.
Sedna is just such a girl. No suitor quite suits her, not even when a mysterious stranger pulls up his kayak onto the pebbly beach and brags of his staggering wealth.
Sedna’s angry, aging father insists she go with the man to become his wife. With no choice in the matter, she slides down into his kayak.
As events unfold, both father and daughter end up in a situation that is beyond horror, beyond betrayal.
A dark, elemental tale from the traditional Inuit of the Arctic Circle, Sedna the Ocean Mother is possibly the scariest, most unsettling story Odds Bodkin tells. Especially for women. It is not cultural appropriation. It is cultural reverence.
This tale is performed with 12-string guitar and a few character voices, plus vocal effects of sea birds, gales and frantic paddling.
To benefit the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, which is a must-see on its own, Odds Bodkin’s Heartpounders II tales are for an adult audience only. Please do not bring children. Original acoustic music–much of it created live, on Celtic harp, 6-string guitar, and 12-string guitars–accompanies the stories.
Friday Oct. 18, 2019 at 7 pm/Warner Town Hall, Warner NH