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

..., was referred to as “lake food” and fireweed as “grass of a burnt forest.” Milk libations Among the most important taboos was the prohibition to pour dairy products onto the ground as this, on the one hand, could cause the anger of patron gods ... ... Upper World’s celestials, who could send to people various diseases. For the ceremony, kumis was poured into richly ornamented chorons, with tufts of white hair from the horse’s mane tied to the vessel legs. After reciting a prayer for granting people ...

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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