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

... the good and evil spirits imagined as anthropomorphic creatures was nothing but treatment with different dishes and drinks. Sacrifice offering through fire was the main form of feeding gods and spirits, whose ceremonial worshipping during festivities ... ... served as sacrifice had to be untouched: gods or spirits were to taste it first. An illustrative example is the ban to drink the kumis prepared in early summer before it has been offered to gods. Drinking the first kumis before the ritual sacrifice even by ...

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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