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Kotan Utunnai

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The indigenous Ainu people of Japan sing this epic of the hero Poiyaunpe, born on the mainland, who is raised in a place called Kotan Utunnai by a woman of ...

Kotan Utunnai

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Utunnai The indigenous Ainu people of Japan sing this epic of the hero Poiyaunpe, born on the mainland, who is raised in a place called Kotan Utunnai by a woman of the Okhotsk sea-oriented culture. As he grows up, the boy hears rumblings of the Spirits of his mainland culture mingling with the rumblings of the spirits of his personal being, and he asks his adopted mother about his origins. She reveals that his parents had been killed in a struggle with her own people. Horrified, the boy asks for his father's clothes and sword, puts them on, and flies up...

Kotan Utunnai

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

... Utunnai The indigenous Ainu ( see Ainu Mythology ) people of Japan sing this epic of the hero Poiyaunpe, born on the mainland and raised in a place called Kotan Utunnai by a woman of the Okhotsk sea-oriented culture. As he grows up, the boy hears rumblings of the spirits of his mainland culture mingling with the rumblings of the spirits of his personal being and he asks his adopted mother about his origins. She reveals that his parents had been killed in a struggle with her own people. Horrified, the boy asks for his father's clothes and sword, puts them...

Kotan Utunnai

Kotan Utunnai  

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The indigenous Ainu people of Japan sing this epic of the hero Poiyaunpe, born on the mainland, who is raised in a place called Kotan Utunnai by a woman of ...
Ainu mythology

Ainu mythology  

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Early non-Mongoloid inhabitants of the islands now called Japan, the non–Japanese-speaking Ainu were subjugated by the Japanese beginning in the early ninth century. The few Ainu who remain live in ...
Ainu mythology

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

...god. A bear sacrifice ritual is still practiced by the Ainu in which the sacrificed bear is sent “home” to the ancestors . The Ainu have a flood myth in which a very few people escape to a mountaintop. Many Ainu myths are contained in several heroic narratives ( see Kotan Utunnai , Kutune Shirka , and The Woman of Poi-Soya ), some as long as 15,000 lines, which are often sung by female shamans ....

Ainu Mythology

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

...the sacrificed bear is sent “home” to the ancestors. The Ainu have a deluge myth in which a very few people escape to a mountain top. Many Ainu myths are contained in several heroic narratives, some as long as 15,000 lines, which were often sung by female shamans. ( see Kotan Utunnai , and The Woman of Poi-Soya...

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