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Publisher: Renaissance Books; 1 edition (December 2, 2013)
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Olonkho is the final identify for the total Yakut heroic epic that contains many lengthy legends – one of many longest being ‘Nurgun Botur the fast’ including a few 36,000 strains of verse, released the following. Like Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the Finnish Kalevala, the Buryat Geser, and the Kirghiz Manas, the Yakut Olonkho is an epic of a really historic foundation relationship again to the interval – in all probability as early because the 8th or 9th centuries – while the ancestors of the present-day Yakut peoples lived on their former place of origin and heavily communicated with the Turkic and Mongolian peoples dwelling within the Altay and Sayan areas. as with every Olonkho tales the hero – during this tale Nurgun Botur the rapid – and his tribe are heaven-born, accordingly his everyone is often called ‘Aiyy kinfolk’ (the deity’s relatives). obviously, too, because of his important function (in saving his humans from destruction and oblivion by way of evil, many-legged, fire-breathing, one-armed, one legged Cyclops-type monsters – the Devil’s family members representing all attainable sins), he's depicted not just as robust, but additionally a good-looking, remarkably athletic and quite courageous and well-built guy ‘as fast as an arrow’, but in addition with an uncontrollable mood while required.