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Sangadzhi Kononov, Healing Implements: The Dragon's Arrow and the Snake's Horn

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Churyumov, Anton 
Kovaeva, Bair 


In a place where thunder hits the ground one can find small metal objects that resemble the head of an arrow. In Kalmykia these objects are referred to as lugin sum (the dragon’s arrow) and are used in the treatment of both sick animals and people. It is believed that a lugin sum contains powerful energy. Snakes with horns come to some people. If you see one, put a white cloth on the ground and pray to the snake. The snake will throw off its horns. These horns are also used for the treatment of sick people.



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