Book

Sketch of a mythology of the Yurak Samoyed

Société Finno-ougrienneHelsinki • Published In 1924 • Pages: HRAF ms: 2, 184

By: Lehtisalo, Toivo, Schütze, Frieda.

Abstract
This source presents detailed information on Yurak Samoyed religious and mystical beliefs and practices. The author visited the Samoyed for the purpose of collecting linguistic data; however, in the course of his fieldwork, he collected a large number of myths and magic songs. The abstracts and texts of these form the core of the source. They are supplemented by the authors own research and observations on these materials. Cosmogonical myths as well as myths on the origin of culture traits, shamans, spirits, gods and death, are included in the authors collection. Furthermore, the author provides a catalogue of sacred objects, places, animals, and spirits and the ceremonial associated with each. Finally, ample data are provided on mortuary practices and on the powers and duties of shamans.
Subjects
Visual arts
Magical and mental therapy
Mythology
Cosmology
Shamans and psychotherapists
Spirits and gods
Ethnometeorology
Sacred objects and places
Magicians and diviners
Music
Ethnogeography
Prayers and sacrifices
culture
Nenets
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Asia
Sub Region
North Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Linguist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Carol Cerf ; Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1952-1975; Teferi A. Adem; 2011
Coverage Date
1911-1924
Coverage Place
Yurak, Russian North, Russia
Notes
Toivo V. Lehtisalo
Translation of: [Entwurf einer Mythologie der Jurak-Samojeden] //Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze and edited in 1952
LCCN
50052022
LCSH
Nentsy
Mythology, Samoyedic
Nentsy--Folklore