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The Adlet are blood-sucking creatures based in Inuit mythology. They are also known as Erqigdlit to the peoples of Greenland and Baffin Island. Werewolf-like in appearance, it is said they are the result of a union between an Inuit woman and a giant dog.

The woman gave birth to ten fur-covered puppy-kids. Terrified, she set five of them adrift in the sea. According to the myth, these five managed to cross the Arctic and Atlantic and spawned the European races.

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The other five became known as the Adlet. They remained with their mother, apparently because she decided she could handle just five little abominations. Instead, they grew into five big abominations that developed a taste for human flesh, fighting, and presumably, causing trouble for their mom by trying to be too helpful. The Adlet and their offspring (also called Adlet) now wander the tundra in packs, seeking out Inuit villages to feed on.

A theory proposed by the team of American Monsters is that, due to the questionable story of a woman having a child with a giant dog, it is more logical that the Inuit woman had relations with a Werewolf, or with a creature of Native American mythology, a Wendigo. The latter may explain the Adlets' taste for human flesh, although this could just be due to their carnivorous nature. 

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