Nart Sagas: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Circassians and Abkhazians

Title: Nart Sagas: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Circassians and Abkhazians
(Fiction: Adult)
Author(s): John Colarusso
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: June 2016
ISBN: 0691169144
ISBN-13: 978-0691169149
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Description:
The sagas of the ancient Narts are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters and exploits, by giants who humble haughty Narts, by horses and sorceresses, Nart Sagas from the Caucasus brings these cultures to life in a powerful epos.

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