January 01, 2016

The Hunt



There was a time when an Udege, looking at a deer, thought he saw a deer-man.... Back in those times, all sorts of things happened to people. Such things that nowadays do not.

From an Udege tale

The Udege people have lived in the boreal jungle, in what is now Russia’s Primorsky Krai, for hundreds of years. Given their close contact with nature, their beliefs are riddled with references to supernatural forces that must be respected. For example, the Udege people believe that if someone attacks a tiger without reason, Amba will hunt him down.


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