K'daai Maqsin

Siberian - In the lore of the Yakuts, a smith-god in the underworld. He is said to have introduced shamans and is regarded as the tutelary deity of blacksmiths. To make iron hard he tempers it in the blood of a lion, a young man and a maiden and tears of a seal. He is envisaged as covered in a thick layer of dirt and rust, with closed eyes. It takes eight men above and eight below to pull his eyelids apart so that he can see. Sometimes referred to as K'daai Maqsin.

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