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

A significant place in the expedition notes of G. F. Mueller is given to the characteristic of the religious culture of the Siberian aboriginals, their world views. The traveler’s notes represent the following materials in the most profound manner: deities and spirits, their influence over people’s fate; shamans as the intermediaries between people, deities and spirits; human and animal soul; conception of disease and death; funeral cult and the other world; totem, trade, kin, and family cults; cult of the horse; magic (for medicinal, amorous and other ...

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