Udihe

The weasel

This tale focusses on a young girl whose brother is, one day, attacked by a weasel. Chasing after him to save her brother, the girl discovers that the weasel is in fact an evil old spirit woman travelling around to eat humans. When she manages to kill her, the young girl marries the evil woman’s son.

Recording: Udihe videos were recorded by Maria Tolskaya, some with participation of Elena Perekhvalskaya, in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar and in 2011 in the village Agzu.

Illustration: Image source http://rus-img.com/kolonok

 

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