By Jeremiah Curtin
Absolutely Illustrated. the 1st 3rd of this e-book is a travelogue which describes Curtin's Siberian trip; this can be a attention-grabbing glimpse at Tsarist Siberia prior to the Revolution. The final two-thirds of the publication is a unprecedented list of the mythology of the Buryats. there are various parts chanced on in different places via Asia and Europe similar to epic horses (and horse sacrifices), battles with giants, a World-mountain and 'the water of life', (see The Epic of Gilgamesh). There also are particular parts equivalent to heroes with oracular books embedded of their our bodies.
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Uk Table of Contents Prefatory Note Maps Chapter 1. The Birthplace Of Mongol Activity Chapter 2. My Journey To The Buriats Chapter 3. Collecting Myths Chapter 4. The Horse Sacrifice Chapter 5. Journey To The Island Of Olkhon Chapter 6. Sojourn On The "Sacred" Island Chapter 7. A Birthday In Siberia Chapter 8. Customs Of The Buriats Chapter 9. The Origin Of Shamans Chapter 10. The Gods Of The Buriats Chapter 11. Myths Connected With Mongol Religion Chapter 12. Mongol Myths And Folk-Tales Notes JEREMIAH CURTIN GOING UP THE STEPS OF MARS HILL TO THE PLACE WHERE ST.
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A journey in Southern Siberia,: The Mongols, their religion and their myths by Jeremiah Curtin