Yeti Stories You've Never Heard Before - with Eric Mortensen
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You've probably heard lots of yeti stories but often the ones that make it through the filter of newspapers, documentaries, and books shave off the weirdest (and sometimes most important) aspects of these tales. Can you really understand the Yeti if you don't even get the full story? We're joined by Eric Mortensen who relates some stories he's collected first-hand in his research and they will likely surprise you. From invisible cities to magic armpit stones, this isn't the yeti from MonsterQuest.  I wasn't sure how to write out some of the names Eric uses and here's some guidance he sent: "The creature's name, in Tibetan, is: nags myi rgod (Chinese: yeren). The local pronunciation (in Gyalthang) is close to: na nay gö. I hesitate to offer an "English" rendering (other than, perhaps, "wild people"), but if one had to phoneticize it, it might be something akin to: na-nay-gu (na nay gö is better). It is the same thing some folks render as: migö." and as for the Flying Yeti? Something like "Shershang dudu." Read more about Eric's work (and there's even a chapter by me!) in this volume: Eric D. Mortensen. "Of Monsters and Invisible Villages: Nags myi rgod Tales of the Tibetans of Gyalthang," in Natasha L. Mikles & Joseph P. Laycock, eds. Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous: Of Gods and Monsters. New York: Lexington Books. 2021. pp. 97-115. Loxton and Prothero's Abominable Science warrants another mention! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer   The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)  Can’t get enough of monsters? If you’ve enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more from MonsterTalk, click here! Want to talk about a monster we haven’t talked about before? Send us an email!   Catch MonsterTalk on All Your Favorite Podcasting Sites Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn   Follow MonsterTalk on Facebook | Twitter | YouTube   Support Love the show? Consider supporting MonsterTalk on Patreon! Interested in Advertising with us? Contact [email protected]! MonsterTalk is a proud part of the Airwave Media Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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