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Pagan Belief and Customs. Description of the Yakut Custom of Sacrifice

... totem, trade, kin, and family cults; cult of the horse; magic (for medicinal, amorous and other purposes); various fortune-telling and divination. Like many other travelers, he was especially interested in Siberian shamanism. During his journey through Siberia, Mueller met dozens of shamans, was present at the sessions of their chanting and at the sacrifices performed by them. Some of the shamans he visited, others invited to town for inquiries; as a rule, they answered frankly, giving very detailed information on different aspects of shamanic world views and customs. Often such meetings gathered ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Siberia , Yakuts , shaman , sacrifice , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller
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