Forest Enets

The one legged woman

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This tale tells the story of two reindeer herder brothers who wake up one morning to find their animals’ anklets broken. While keeping vigil at night, one of the brothers discovers that the culprit is ghost-like nightly creature appearing as a one-legged woman.

Recording: The text comes from the archive of the Tajmyr House of Folk Culture. The text was recorded in Potapovo in 1991-1992 by Darya Bolina. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Ekaterina Glibchenko, and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.