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YARYMTYK

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YARYMTYK (from Bashkir yarym – “a half”) is a demon in Bashkir mythology. Bylichkis about Y. mainly exist in the Northern and North-Western Bashkir art. According to some beliefs, it appears to people and has one eye and one leg. According to legends and beliefs, Y. likes to ride a horse. People should not shoot Y. twice as if it catches the first arrow, it can turn it into a bow and shoot its pursuer. It has a family and its daughters are beautiful. “Yarymtyk clan’s descendants” legend tells about a human married to Y. Shurale has features similar to Y. The character is common for mythology of many peoples.

М.N. Suleimanova

Publication date: 26.07.2021
Last updated: 26.07.2021