Selk'nam bodypainting (Kataix spirit) (Scanned from postcard) The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego (and southern mainland Patagonia). They hunted guanaco and other animals. They were wiped out soon after the arrival of white missionaries and ranchers, mainly through disease but many were also hunted/murdered by ranchers whose sheep they stole. Photo by Martin Gunside, 1923: Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego
meanwhilebackinthedungeon: Effects of Magic Magic is an inherently chaotic force, and its use often begins to transform Magic Users in a radical manner. Prolonged use of certain incantations & spells can produce profound somatic changes that often drastically & permanently alter the appearance of the Magic User in a shocking manner. In some instances these transformations can also result in an increased resistance to elements such as cold or heat.
Los selknam, también denominados selk'nam, shelknam, y más popularmente onas, son un pueblo indígena del sector norte de la isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego ubicada en el extremo austral del continente...
este es uno de los espiritus de la ceremonia del Hain ..o ceremonia de iniciacion para los mas jovenes de los selk´nam etnia de la patagonia que vivio por miles de años en Tierra del fuego y fueron extinguidos en menos de 20 años!!