When you think about the deer in my head at you suddenly an association related to the North Pole, tons of snow, the Christmas bustle and sometimes fabulous winter - with all that, what you read in an incredibly interesting children's books. But is this story possible in reality?
It turns out that this is possible in real life ... It's a strange tribe lives a hair's breadth, as in ancient legends where people have lived side by side with animals and in complete harmony with nature. The life of this nation from head to toe is surrounded with magic and mysticism. Just incredible! This settlement lurking in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia. Its inhabitants - the nomads and used to living among dense forests along - who would you think? Do not believe me, with deer! B>
A strange tribe of animal lovers, and attracted the attention of their way of life has inspired many people.
The ancient Greek poet Pindar back in 518 BC. e. He mentions this utopian village in one of his works, and calls him "Hyperborea".
It indicates that the folk who live on the territory of Hyperborea - people who do not know what the grief and illness, not having idea what war and hard work.
Their modern name - Tsaatan, or, as they call themselves, the tribe of the Spirit.
Surprisingly, this tribe lives next door to Russia ...
However, the territory in which they live Tsaatans is quite remote and difficult.
Although the members of the tribe Spirit consider this place their home, they are willing to share it with the amazing animals living in the area.
Bears, deer, wolves, eagles, wild horses - all of them are considered to be the true masters on a par with the man.
From generation to generation Tsaatans bred reindeer and, as you have already guessed, they do it not because reindeer meat. Deer have become eternal wanderers for these kind of means of transport. B>
Since there is still virtually no roads, deer are a great alternative to traditional means of transportation. In winter, these animals usually shed their antlers. Mountain residents built on this whole business and sell the horns directly in local markets. B>
Tsaatan - agile hunters. Their favorite pastime - hunting eagles. B>
This place is the cradle of ancient beliefs, traditions and shamanism. Tsaatan mainly practiced totemism - belief system, which is based on the cult of animals and plants. B>
their beliefs that people practice, even in everyday life ...
most respected profession among the locals is considered a hunter of eagles. These people for a long time have a special honor. B>
Life of people in harmony with nature is admired.
Would you dare to stay so at least a month? It's great when a man finds a balance between the internal and the world around him. Tell us about this unique nation your friends.