I like it! It also reminds me of Tupilaks. Do a quick Google search. If I understood it currectly, they are monster statues carved from bone that inuit shamans threw to the waters, thinking the ritual would enable them to send a horrible creature to eat their opponent.

I heard about them in Dominions 3 forum. That's an upcoming computer game, in which Atlantis of later era will have inuit names, and have a hero riding an undead bear which isn't a bear but "a tupilak in bear form", according to one of the developers.