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  • Grigoriy Kukareka, Two Legends About Manych Gudilo and Manych 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Ubushieva, Bamba; Shipeeva, Danara (2016-03-10)
    Grigoriy is a poet and writer who was born in Kalmykia. According to him, legends are jigsaws and mysteries. Legends are like sisters of history. He recounts two legends, one about the Lake Manych Gudilo and the other about ...
  • Grigoriy Kukareka, A Legend About Wormwood 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Ubushieva, Bamba; Shipeeva, Danara (2016-03-10)
    The Kalmyk word for wormwood is burulda or shar sharljn. This is a legend about how two Polovets khans were driven into the mountain by Vladimir Monomakh in 1111. The Polovets and the Rusich (ancestors of the Russians) ...
  • Grigoriy Kukareka, A Legend About the Single Poplar Tree 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Ubushieva, Bamba; Shipeeva, Danara (2016-03-10)
    There is one single poplar tree 20 kilometers west of Elista. The tree is unusual. When you cut its branch, you can see a 5-pointed star shape across the cut. The tree was planted by the lama Purdash who brought its seed ...
  • Grigoriy Kukareka, A Legend About 7 Seagulls 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Ubushieva, Bamba; Shipeeva, Danara (2016-03-10)
    In the past there was a nomadic camp on the shores of Manych Lake. One morning in the spring seven young girls from the camp went out to collect dung for fuel. With leather bags on their shoulders, the girls collected fuel ...

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