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Chukchee Mythology: A Tale of the Raven Ku´urkịl

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

The Culture of Western Chukotka situated in the Chukchi Peninsula, the shores of the Chukchi Sea and Bering Sea region of the Arctic Ocean within the Russian Federation for lots of people stays even in the present time the unknown and chiefly unreachable phenomenon but in the beginning of 20th century a Russian revolutionary, writer and anthropologist Vladimir Germanovich Bogoraz (1865 — 1936) made the best efforts to collect and record a serious number of their tales. “A Tale of the Raven Kuurkil” is the great example of Chukchee mythology that relates about a young girl who was going to marry. But there was not a perfect suitor for her, so her father made a public call for suitors that were going to withstand the test. What kind of test? And what does the Raven have to do with it?

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