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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

The Notion of Crane in the Khakass Tradition

V.A. Burnakov
Keywords: crane, Khakass, mythological and ritual system
Pages: 126-133


The article concerns the image of crane in mythological and ritual system of the Khakasses. Based on the literature, archival and field materials, the author considers the connection of this bird with concepts of man's soul and death. The author also analyzes the links of the image of crane and its nest with concepts of home and womanliness.