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

... occupies a highly important place in Yakut beliefs, mainly in what concerns sacrifice offerings and "negative" taboo magic. According to Yakuts' beliefs, food (similarly to any other object) has a soul of its own, which is its quintessence, or ... ... 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. Ethnographic approach to food studies allowed A....

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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