[The Taiga Sanctuaries of the Northern Mansi: The Current Condition]
Type of publication: Research Article
sanctuary, mansi, tradition, rite, deity, sacrifice
The article discusses the current condition of sacred places and sanctuaries of the Northern Mansi. The author draws attention to the particular type of sanctuaries that is found at the spots of traditional economic activities. He describes five cult objects that have not been previously examined in scholarly literature. Assessing the results of studying a number of sacred places over the last fifteen years, he further analyzes the changes that have occurred and argues that they have to do with the general deterioration of sacred places in the region, as well as with the transformations of sacred structures and characters of guardian spirits.
This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Science Foundation, grant no. 14-50-00036
Baulo, A.V. 2015. Taiozhnye sviatilishcha severnykh mansi: sovremennoe sostoianiie [The Taiga Sanctuaries of the Northern Mansi: The Current Condition]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 86-100
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