The Chukchi Bible

by Yuri Rytkheu
The Chukchi Bible

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The stories compose both a moving history of the Chukchi people who inhabit the shores of the Bering Sea and a beautiful cautionary tale, rife with conflict, human drama and humour. Introduces fantastic characters: Nau, the mother of the human race; Rau, her half-whale husband; and finally, the dark spirit Armagirgin, who attempts to destroy nature's harmony by pitting the two against each other. The Chukchi Bible moves through Arctic tundra, sea, sky and beyond, introducing readers to an extraordinary mythology and resilient people, in hauntingly poetic prose.
About the book

The stories compose both a moving history of the Chukchi people who inhabit the shores of the Bering Sea and a beautiful cautionary tale, rife with conflict, human drama and humour. Introduces fantastic characters: Nau, the mother of the human race; Rau, her half-whale husband; and finally, the dark spirit Armagirgin, who attempts to destroy nature's harmony by pitting the two against each other. The Chukchi Bible moves through Arctic tundra, sea, sky and beyond, introducing readers to an extraordinary mythology and resilient people, in hauntingly poetic prose.