Peter just came across this article announcing the discovery of the grave of a mighty Siberian indigenous warrior:
What I find fascinating is the fact that in death the man had the tooth of a Bear stuck up his nose.
Bear is the one that sleeps for a looooong time and then wakes up, healthy and refreshed. Circumpolar the Bear is seen as the one who brings healing – often in dreams……
This warrior had everything he needed to re-awaken and tell us about his time and his people.
VERY interesting also, that he wore a bronze mirror, just like a shaman…..
In several Siberian cultures Fish amulets are used as food-gifts for the Spirits of the Lower World where in a Spirit Boat the person rides into a new dawn.