Nikolaeva D. A. Female divinities of the earth and their role in formation of traditional Buryat rituality of the end of the XIX — the beginning of the XX centuries pp.3-13

The cult of the earth as the image of Mother-parent was included in the system of natural objects performing as an analogue of woman’s breeding beginning: land, water, bank split, caves, generic mountains, some kinds of trees. In their honour Buryats carried out rites asking for ba￾bies, fertility and prosperity. Revealed by ritual practice, creed and folklore these images reflect gender connections, which carry out sacral functions of life support of traditional in PDF>>>