Yukaghir Pon

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The Yukaghir are an ethnic minority of Russia and the Ukraine. The Supreme Deity of the Yukaghir is called Pon, meaning "Something." [1] Pon controlled all visible phenomena of nature such as the transition from day to night or the rain.[2]


  1. ^ Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons (2nd ed.). London: Taylor & Francis e-Library. p. 153. ISBN 0203643518. 
  2. ^ Norenzayan, Ara (2013). Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. Princeton University Press. p. 129. ISBN 9781400848324.