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The Kolyma Shaitans: Legends and Reality

.... I. Jochelson, 2005, pp. 236—237) The idol was kept by the children of the dead shaman. One of them was inducted into the shamanism mysteries while his father was still alive. The idol was carried in a wooden box. Sometimes, in line with the air burial ... ... taken out only before hunting or a long journey so that the outcome of the enterprise planned could be predicted. With time, the Yukagirs began using wooden idols as charms. V. I. Jochelson notes that by the late 19th c. the Yukagirs had developed a skeptical ...

Modified: 22.12.2010
Yukagirs , shamanism , shaitan
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