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  • Sofia Lidzhi-Goryaeva, Rules and Prohibitions 

    Churyumova, Elvira (2015-05-23)
    Sofia learnt many rules, traditions, and folk sayings from her mother. Sofia says that people should treat their home with respect. For example, when entering a house, one should try not to touch the doorstep with their ...
  • Gerel Shakeeva, About the Repercussions of Transgressing Bans 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-10-01)
    Gerel says that according to a Kalmyk tradition it is forbidden to sing songs loudly, or sing songs without uttering the words as if mooing, since these activities invite evil spirits. Gerel recounts a story when such evil ...