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Food without "Soul" Does Not Fill. Social and Ritual Aspects of Yakuts' Traditional Diet

... the elements necessary for the body’s normal metabolism (see SCIENCE First Hand (in Engl.), 2006. # 1 (6). P. 96—105). In this publication we are turning to the unique materials concerned with the spiritual aspects of this northern people’s traditional diet. They were collected by the scholar during many years of field research at the time when some of the customs and rituals described were not an ethnographic rarity but a part of everyday life. In Yakutia, well-to-do and hospitable families were never short of guests, whereas the poor did not have many visitors. A great many people would stay with local citizens during public meetings and at the time of fishing with sweep-nets. Even not so well-to-do ...

Modified: 30.04.2010
Yakutia , Sakha , Yakuts' food , ethnography , traditional diet , sacrifice offering , taboo , rituals , magic , food bans , choron , kumis , kumis dishes
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