Among the Yurak people of Siberia, Nga was the god of death, as well as one of two demiurges, or Supreme Gods. Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibirâ, Sibir; from the Tatar for âsleeping landâ) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ...
According to one story, the world threatened to collapse on itself. To try and halt this cataclysm a shaman sought the advice of the other demiurge, Num. The shaman was advised to travel below the earth, to Nga's domain and call upon him. The shaman did as told and was wed with Nga's daughter. After that point he began to support the world in his hand and became known as "The Old Man of the Earth." The shaman is an intellectual and spiritual figure who is regarded as possessing power and influence on other peoples in the tribe and performs several functions, primarily that of a healer ( medicine man). The shaman provides medical care, and serves other community needs during crisis times, via supernatural means (means...
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