The cradle of cold and Chyskhaan.

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Chyskhaan (Yakut. 'Frost, chilling blood') - Yakut spirit of cold, half-man, half-bull. Looks like an old man with a long beard. Dressed in a blue fur coat decorated with a pattern in the form of the northern lights and a hat with high horns, symbolizing the embodiment of the Bull of Winter.

Chyskhaan is the Yakut name for the Oymyakon region, the pole of cold. This word was artificially transferred to the traditional Yakut image of the Bull of Winter (Yakut. 'Dyl oҕuһa'), leaving the Arctic Ocean in autumn and returning back in spring.

It is no coincidence that the Yakuts represent the spirit of cold in the form of a half-bull. For a long time, frozen bones and tusks of mammoths have been found in these places. Previously, they were mistaken for the horns of a huge fairy bull. And since, they were found more often in the spring, it was believed that the heat killed the bull. And, therefore, the bull is a symbol of cold.

According to Yakut legends, the Bull appears from the Arctic Ocean in mid-October, which means the onset of winter in Yakutia. At first, his horns grow back, signifying a cold snap. With warming, they begin to disappear. One horn fell off - the severe frosts are over. When the second horn falls away, wait for spring. With its onset, the bull completely melts and returns to the ocean. An interesting fact is how these signs intersect with the Orthodox calendar. So, on October 14, on Pokrov day, the Bull comes out of the ocean and winter comes. On the first Afanasyev day (January 31) his horns become dull, on the second Afanasyev day (February 12) the first horn breaks, on February 24 the second horn breaks and the cold recedes. The bull completely melts and returns to the ocean on May 22 - Nikolin's day. Such coincidences force us to assume that either the belief about the Great Bull arose after the arrival of the Russians and the adoption of Christianity, or it was adapted after the adoption of a new religion for the Yakuts.

The show is in Russian and Yakut languages.

The name of the Yakut lord of the cold Chyskhaan consists of two roots: 'chys' and 'khaan'. Where 'chys' means terrible cold, and 'khaan' means blood, office or rank. For example, 'Chyskhaan tymnyy' is a severe frost, 'Chyskhaan tyal' is a piercing wind. That is, the name 'Chyskhaan' can be directly translated as 'piercing cold with a chilly wind', which very accurately conveys the peculiarities of winter cold in this region.

He also added a trailer for the Yakut film - the New Year's adventure of a simple country boy and two capricious twins who, during the New Year's holidays, find themselves in the disappearing ice world of the old man Chyskhaan. It would seem that fate itself gave them a chance to touch the magic and save the Odon country, but what if for this it is necessary to create the impossible - to love and believe...
The film is in the Yakut language, I will find and watch a translation into Russian

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