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

... gun (otherwise the future hunter will have no luck), and so on. Children and young people were not allowed to eat fried foods made from the lower part of hind legs: it was believed that because of this sores on feet and hands would not heal. And the taboo on the upper part of hind legs was attributed to the belief that the children may grow up lascivious. SOME RITUALS OF SACRIFICING FOOD STUFFS, CONNECTED WITH THE CULT OF GODS AND SPIRITS  On the day a rich fiancée came to her husband’s home, the morning before the wedding feast, they used to install on a table opposite the fire-place a cooked horse’s ...

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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