Silla, the actual and supreme god in the mythology of the Greenlanders, who is also named Pirksoma. The name signifies the one above. He raises the dead to eternal life, and is graciously or angrily disposed towards men in accordance with their character for virtue. The training of children is not at all understood by that people; but the invariable earnestness, quietness, and good behavior of the older persons produce their effects upon the young in begetting in them similar traits. A mother may, nevertheless, be heard now and then to rebuke her child with the words "Silla tekoa," i.e. the one above Isees it. Cilla is to them the Supreme and Incomprehensible Being.