Without a doubt, the tent-dwelling Samoyedic ethnic group known as the “Nenets” inhabited the Arctic region thousands of years ago. It is believed that a mysterious race known as the “Sikhirtya” or “Sihirtia” or “Sirtia” existed before the Nenets arrived.
According to Nenets legend, Sihirtians were relatively small, had pale blue eyes, and had blonde hair. Instead of using deer for transportation, they once lived underground in the direct sunshine, emerging only to hunt for prey only when it was dark or foggy. In addition to having superhuman abilities, Sihirtians were adept at blacksmithing, fishing, and hunting.
The Nenets and the Sihirtians initially had a little amount of interpersonal or cultural tension, but as the Nenets’ herd of deer grew, they needed more grassy land to feed them. Even though Sihirtians were competent, they lacked combat prowess, which forced them to abandon their clay dwellings and graze their mammoths in dungeons.Siberian people are known as the Nenets. A grave of a young child was discovered in 2017 during an archeology excursion in the Tazovsky peninsula; he died between the ages of three and seven in the late 15th or early 16th century. A team of researchers led by Alexander Tkachev of Tyumen State University’s Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography discovered an ‘elite’ headdress decorated with bronze ornaments and iron rings on his grave after excavating it. Experts were able to confirm that the grave belonged to the indigenous Sihirtian people thanks to this evidence. “We assumed the cemetery was virtually empty when we delved down, but then we discovered two knives, which astonished us. We were stunned when we saw the pieces of fur and woolen stuff, as well as the ornaments, and realized it was impressive headwear,” Tkachev remarked.In the Arctic, archaeologists have discovered sites dating back to the Bronze Age. Ancient pottery, engraved tools, and metal pendants from the non-Samoyed race were also found. French explorer Pierre-Martin de la Martinierre described the Nenets as sorcerers in his 1671 book “Voyage des pais septentrionaux.”In addition, as he traveled from Copenhagen to the Russian coast, he came across enigmatic short people who were covered in polar bear fur and lived in homes constructed of fishbones and moss. Numerous Nenets’ traditions describe how two sisters witnessed an extremely little guy with white hair who could communicate with fish drifting towards them on a cloud that resembled fog. In a different tale, a family stopped to rest their reindeer and saw a gorgeous little girl sleeping on the grass wearing a frock with shining silver buttons.
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