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A Blacksmith and a Shaman

The blacksmith is a significant and honored personality in all traditional cultures where metalwork is known. Even today, the Eastern Buryats believe in the divine origin of the smith’s craft; they believe that a person receives it as a gift from God. And with the gift he gets the patronage and protection of the deity who is responsible for the smith’s work. Like a shaman, whose craftsmanship is inherited, a blacksmith should come from a family of blacksmiths. As for the Buryats, blacksmiths and...

Modified: 30.12.2014
blacksmith , religious ceremonial , Buryats
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