Samara Bend: Legend and Reality. Continued from Part 5

There was another very bright period that preceded and Imenkovs and Bulgarians. This is the time when life began here first settled population. It must be said that much of the lower and middle Volga region was occupied by nomadic tribes. And so, in a nomadic environment, the appearance of the settled population are clearly shaped the everyday culture of a completely different type. It also affects the view of the world and the myth of the local population. Gradually, the nomadic tribes are gone. It is believed that they moved towards the Caucasus. But the settled population was native and the keeper of the culture, which can be transmitted from one generation to the next.
There was another brilliant period in the culture — a period of time robbery when the Samara Bend there was a clear division of labor on the Rogue fishing. Virtually all of the population was engaged robber fishing. Some were attacking (ie directly robbers), others sewed clothes for them, and still others grow wheat and cattle. Overall, it was a fairly coherent system. This period also left on myths, on everyday understanding of the local population a lot of prints. They are clearly manifested in the modern myth-making, because from a historical point of view, there were not very long ago.
Rogue life a few years almost been completely eradicated thanks to the "peaceful aggression" Russian state, which reached a high technical level. For example, on the Volga were not swim wood and iron ships. It was impossible to rob, and samarolukskomu local population had to deal with another matter, and therefore, there is another culture.
Most of the population of the Samara Bend after the robbery was the time to engage in country work. There was only one unusual village where peasant labor never done it working village.
All previous cultures that existed in the area, they are quite easy to give in to the aggressive influence of external forces. Although, maybe I'm not able to clear line to draw here from culture to culture, but I would like to draw your attention here on what circumstance. In today's world all over the globe is the most aggressive urban culture that absorbs (literally devours) traditional culture.
In general, the population is going to live in the city. The urban population is becoming more powerful factor in our life on the planet. And that urban culture leads to the fact that the traditional mythological ideas about the world and about life becomes monotonous. This is the worst thing that can happen in any system. The fact is that any system only lives, develops and thrives when it is diverse.
If the city and, in particular, Togliatti, not form the concept of the formation of the diversity of culture (ie, we just give in to that life imposes on us — monoizatsii cultural life), then we will have to go through — maybe even in front of today's generation of people another revolutionized and replaced traditional culture. Formation of programs for the development of traditional culture can be an opportunity to preserve what has brought us the time.
As for the anomalies, the most common, which is known to all the inhabitants of the Samara Bend (I say that in a much larger amount than mentioned by 10%), are flying balloons. Flying balls of fire at the Samara Bend — this is a common event for any resident who does not even attempt to show that he is something meaningful in ufology. May not even know that there is such a science. Therefore, they are not interested somehow magnify himself in front of me when I'm surveys of the local population. On the Samara Bend I have not found such villages, where it would be unknown and incomprehensible phenomenon.
There is a well-established names such as far as balls. More often called a ball Russian flier (or lyatunom, depending on what part of Russia Russian came to the Samara Bend). Mordovians (moksha) is also clearly defines the flying balloons, calling them the word "eyvs." Filling the mythological content of the ball flying everywhere sufficiently clear and somewhat traditional and other areas of Russia. This view of the fact that the flying ball — is necessarily the devil is in the form of a recently deceased person. The more affected relatives of a recently deceased person, the more likely it will come to this house eyvs. This is the functional content of the idea.
People who have not heard about this phenomenon, I have not found. Almost any resident of the Samara Bend all the relatives (almost every) seen such a phenomenon. There is one thing that has not yet was beaten in terms of ufology. It is the advent of so-called shishiga on the Samara Bend. Shishiga not only on the Samara Bend, and in many other places in Central Russia. But all the people who told me about shishiga, they are sure to emphasize: "Here I am telling you a story, fable …" (There are many forms in folklore). But as soon as the conversation begins about shishiga, the narrator emphasizes: "… and this I'm telling you the truth." Tell the locals about shishiga that are similar to humans, but humans "extraordinary form", they could disappear and appear … The fact that he always emphasized the truth of this event suggestive. I do not draw any conclusions, I just want to draw your attention to these facts.
There is another interesting phenomenon. In the world of folklore known for such feature that folklore of any territory if that territory is not a mountainous area, contains almost no images, which are called by the word "giant". So, in the Samara Bend shishiga and giants — two mythological image, a little bit similar to each other.
In conclusion, I would once again bring down to this. In Togliatti, as in the most dynamic city in the region, has the opportunity to make an attempt and still change your mindset in order to maintain and develop a variety of local traditional folk culture. This is what modern cities and their communities almost never do, and you need to …
First of all, we thus retain layers of knowledge about the unusual phenomena that are of the people. But the most important thing is that we keep the power of culture. In the words of DS Likhachev, cultural events, cultural events can be assessed only on the tops, and these peaks disappear if we go to monoizatsii of our everyday culture.

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