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Shor Shamanic Epic Folktales, Paperback / softback Book

Shor Shamanic Epic Folktales Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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The Shor are a small indigenous minority in southern Siberia occupying southern Kemerovo Oblast.

Their population numbers under 12,000. The Shor language belongs to the Khakass subgroup of the Uyghur-Oguz group of Turkic languages.

Only about 1,000 people speak the native Shor tongue today.

The Shor heroic tales are the largest and most long-standing genre of Shor folklore.

They were generally performed at home in the evening or at night.

They not only served as a relaxing activity for people, influencing their spiritual peace, but also served a magical role, protecting them from evil spirits.

As with the oral traditions of original cultures, these tales exemplify the Shor's connection to `story' as something tangible, corporeal and animate.

This very special manuscript depicts and preserves two of these epics.

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Also by Alexander And L Arbachakov