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Churima for a White Shaman

... most Christianized peoples of the North thanks to the active missionary policy conducted by the Orthodox Church. At the same time, they preserved traditional rituals and beliefs: hunting and fishing cults, worshipping the spirits-masters of nature, and shamanism. The Evenks’ main traditional occupations are nomadic deer-breeding, hunting, and fishing. From: (PEOPLES of RUSSIA project, www.narodru.ru) In the traditional Evenk culture, burial rituals take a central place. Worshipping the dead and communicating with their souls derives from the far-away past. The Evenks used to have two ways of burial: in the air and in the ground. The former meant that a dead body was placed on a labaz,...

Modified: 15.12.2011
burial , Evenks , shamanism , ceremonies , sacrificial deer
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