Wild savages tormenting the mariners

Wild savages tormenting the mariners
Wild savages tormenting the mariners

Wild savages live on the shores of the Arctic Sea who reside in caves and survive by eating fish and the meat of wild animals. By night they torment mariners navigating the coast by attacking them, and occasionally they succeed at even capturing them by resorting to shrewd diversions. The only protection for these sailors is fire, which the savages fear as much as the predators of the forest. For this reason, the mariners light campfires on the shore in order to stay safe from the brutes. These oppressors are not encountered in the daytime, because then they retreat to their caves. [read more: Description of the Northern Peoples, p. 204-205]