Traditional Religious Views of the Yakuts in XVIII – XIX Centuries

Gogolev A.I.

General description of pre-Christian beliefs of the Yakut people is given: their structural definition, the basis of the dualistic concept of religious and mythological outlook of this system. In this regard there is division of attendants of a cult into priests and shamans («white», «black») in the conception. It is suggested that there are  three steps of versions inside in the «tribe religions».

Key words: traditional beliefs, fetishism, totemizm, zoolatry, dualistic outlook, tribe religions, Yakut myths, Turkic-Mongolian mythology.

Science and Education, 2014, No.3, pp.24-29