"If you want to fight, then fight, If you want to fish, then fish. The world will keep melting around us."
— Anarteq about the grizzlies trespassing in The Longest Day, page 35

Anarteq (an-ar-tek) is an old male polar bear.[1]


In The Original Series arc

Great Bear Lake

Anarteq is mentioned by Imiq when a group of young male bears run past. Anarteq says that the group of bears stole a fish from him because he was too weak to fight back.

In the Return to the Wild arc

The Longest Day

Anarteq is seen by Kallik. Kallik sees that he has shrunk since last sun-circle and Anarteq says that she has grown. Salik confronts him about the incident with the brown bears. Anarteq gives a speech.


  1. Revealed in Great Bear Lake, page 236
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