The Odul Folklore

On the Functional Significance of Shamans

in Sibirica
Lyudmila Zhukova

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This report reviews various legends, stories, and tales, as well as texts of shamanic rituals recorded by various scholars. The report focuses on the significance and role of a shaman in the Odul (Yukaghir) culture, and summarizes the functions a shaman carried out in the society as presented in these recorded texts.

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