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Chukchee Mythology: The Youth who received Supernatural Powers from the Ke´let

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

The following series of texts was recorded by Waldemar Bogoras during the years 1900 and 1901 in various villages on the Pacific Coast of the Chukchee Peninsula, between Mariinsky Post and Uñi´sak. A number of tales are here given with interlinear translation and free translation. The attempt has been made to render the texts as accurately as possible, but it has been found necessary to omit in the translations many of the conjuctions and interjections which are quite numerous in Chukchee and which often appear in extended groups. The Youth who received Supernatural Powers from the Ke´let is a famous native Chukchee story. The story describes the life of a young man, his troubles and adventures. His son is ill and suffering. Once the man's wife looks out into the darkness and sees the visitors. The strangers arrive in order to take their son away! What will happen neхt? The story plunges the readers into the captivating atmosphere. This work of the author has a historical point of view. Read the gripping story about different adventures of the main character!

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