The sacred reindeer

A traditional folk tale about a man and his God sent sacred white reindeer.

A long time ago, an Even man lived by the river with his wife. Starved and tired of finding no game in the forest, he implored God to help him. The following night, he found a sacred white baby reindeer on his doorstep and never lacked food again.

Recordings: The Even videos were recorded in the village of Topolinoe, Tompo region, Yakutia between 2007 and 2012 by Dejan Matic and Alexandra Lavrillier.