The inhabitants of the polar region worship heathen gods

The inhabitants of the polar region worship heathen gods
The inhabitants of the polar region worship heathen gods

Not even the extreme areas of the North have been spared from ungodly goings-on and the adoration of the Devil—the savages of these climes request the aid of false heathen gods, even in insignificant matters. By giving thank offerings, they worship the shining sun the whole summer through, but they also give homage to the moon, whose light they use to their advantage during the winter. These peoples of the Arctic Circle are led astray by evil spirits in a delusion even more ludicrous. With the most fervent prayers and distinctive cult practices, they worship a red strip of cloth attached to a pole or spear. Because its red colour is reminiscent of the blood of animals, they fancy that there is divine power in the material. By gazing on this cloth, they believe they will obtain good fortune in stalking wild animals, whose blood they imbibe.