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Sacred Faces of the Great Forest

... repetitions that was alien to a “civilized” listener’s ear, these stories acquainted contemporaries with the world of Western Siberian natives, a world which had disappeared and was absolutely unfamiliar «... – What man with strong leg joints was ... ... example, later the researchers perceived all such productions either as artifacts of shamanistic mysteries or as independent idols (“shaitans”). However, with time these masks began to be perceived as sacred depictions of ancestral spirits; i.e. as ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
mask , helmet , menkvy , Siberia , hero , idol
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