Northern Khanty

Sawas and the three Por woman

A folktale focusing on an old man bewitched by three evil women.

Sawas, an old man living alone, is very good at catching fish and meat. However, every time he cooks the caught food, it disappears. He soon realises that he has been bewitched by the three Por women. He hatches a malicious plan to teach them a lesson.

Recording: The story was recorded in Katravozh in 1990 by Irina Nikolaeva.

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