Lehtisalo, Toivo, 1887-. Sketch of a mythology of the Yurak Samoyed

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Sketch of a mythology of the Yurak Samoyed

Published By: Original publisher Helsinki: Société Finno-ougrienne. 1924. HRAF ms: 2, 184 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Toivo V. Lehtisalo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nenets (RU41)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Visual arts (5311); Magical and mental therapy (755); Mythology (773); Cosmology (772); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Spirits and gods (776); Ethnometeorology (821); Sacred objects and places (778); Magicians and diviners (791); Music (533); Ethnogeography (823); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ru41-017

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Entwurf einer Mythologie der Jurak-Samojeden] //Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze and edited in 1952

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1911-1912, 1914

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Linguist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Carol Cerf ; Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1952-1975; Teferi A. Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1911-1924

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yurak, Russian North, Russia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nentsy //Mythology, Samoyedic //Nentsy -- Folklore

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