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Visit Nepal's Yeti: How Mythical Creature Divided Himalayan Nation
BBC ^ | 28 January 2020 | Kamal Pariyar

Posted on 01/31/2020 8:36:33 PM PST by nickcarraway

A row over the yeti has pitted experts against officials - and, for once, it is not about whether or not the mythical creature actually exists.

Instead, it is how the creature looks.

"This is not right. The government can't just do as it wants," passer-by Reshma Shrestha says, shaking her head in front of the 7ft (2.1m) tall statue at the centre of a row.

"If you did not tell me, I would not have known that it was a yeti."

'It's a sumo wrestler' The arrival of the first of more than 100 statues emblazoned with the words "Visit Nepal" was supposed to be the start of a year-long celebration of what the small Himalayan nation had to offer to the outside world.

They will soon be popping up across the country - at popular tourist attractions, trade centres, airports and some of the base camps in the Himalayas - as well as travelling further afield to act as mascots in cities around the world.

But the launch of the tourism drive, which aims to bring two million tourists to the region, has been somewhat overshadowed by the row over the statues' appearance.

"In folk tales, the yeti has been described as a big monkey-like creature," Ram Kumar Pandey tells the BBC. "However, the recent logo depicts it as a sumo wrestler. This does not at all match with the mythical character that has been described in many folk tales."

And Pandey should know: the author of several books on the subject, his objections are supported by other Nepalese cultural historians.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; godsgravesglyphs; mythology; nepal; qanon; yeti




1 posted on 01/31/2020 8:36:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Gamecock; SaveFerris; PROCON; Army Air Corps; KC_Lion
Doesn't look at all like his North American cousin.


2 posted on 01/31/2020 8:47:45 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

Never bought, never will, after the way they treated Trump.


3 posted on 01/31/2020 8:50:04 PM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Don't worry — it's lemon”.

4 posted on 01/31/2020 8:50:16 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Sherman Pass Sasquatch: DOT Says Web Cam Captured Possible Bigfoot Sighting Near Highway
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3812700/posts


5 posted on 01/31/2020 8:52:00 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Done.

6 posted on 01/31/2020 8:56:02 PM PST by Bommer (2020 - Vote all incumbent congressmen and senators out! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

true story- Jimmy Stewart helped smuggle what was thought to be a finger, or hand or something belonging to a supposed yeti out of nepal- some explorer employed Stewart’s wife o smuggle it out- which they did-


7 posted on 01/31/2020 8:58:16 PM PST by Bob434
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To: Bob434

Cool! I suppose Harvey has it in safe keeping?


8 posted on 01/31/2020 9:11:15 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: Larry Lucido

9 posted on 01/31/2020 9:56:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hate the name “Yeti.” Let’s go back to the original name, the “Abominable Snowman.”

How often do you get to use the work “abominable”?

Actually, it’s about time we started calling them “Abominable Democrats.”


10 posted on 01/31/2020 9:57:45 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BenLurkin; Lurkina.n.Learnin; dfwgator

:-)


11 posted on 01/31/2020 10:05:05 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway; Daffynition
"This is not right. The government can't just do as it wants," passer-by Reshma Shrestha says..

The whole world has become the Babylon Bee.

12 posted on 01/31/2020 10:15:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (The pun is mightier than the s-word. Goy to the World!)
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To: waterhill

i don’t know whatever happened to it other than i think it got tested and it turned out to be bear bone or soemthing-


13 posted on 01/31/2020 10:51:22 PM PST by Bob434
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Monkey Man (Remastered 2019)

Monkey Man (Remastered 2019)

14 posted on 02/01/2020 12:06:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: nickcarraway; ProtectOurFreedom

I recall reading a story about somebody years and years ago and their encounter in the Himalayas. They claimed the Yeti was a small creature.

https://www.tibettravel.org/tibetan-people/himalayan-mystery-yeti.html

Hmm. I didn’t find the story I was thinking of, but the translation of Yeti is “small, man-like creature”.

And the Abominable Snowman (fun to say, hard to spell) is a miss-translation:

“A sherpa told them these were the imprints of a “metoh-kangmi,” which translates roughly to “man-bear snow-man.” Later, when this expedition was covered by journalist Henry Newman, he made the mistake of translating “metoh” into “filthy” rather than “man-bear,” and then decided instead of the word filthy, he would use “abominable.” Thus was born the illusive Abominable Snowman, unseen but known for his very large footprints.”


15 posted on 02/01/2020 12:48:09 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

Thais for the fun facts. I never wondered where that name came from. I am always intrigued by the etymology of words.


16 posted on 02/01/2020 4:54:36 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Well - it was on the inter-webs, so take it as that. Sounds reasonable though.

What intrigues me more than these stories (that go back hundreds of years in Native lore), is if there is no such thing as a Yeti/Bigfoot/Mothman/Aliens (heck maybe even aliens in the Bible with chariots in the sky) - what in our human mind/soul wants to think that there is?


17 posted on 02/01/2020 5:07:14 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Ezekiel
All we have here is *Champ*, on Lake Champlain.

Oh wait...WTH? I spoke too soon....


18 posted on 02/01/2020 10:22:29 AM PST by Daffynition (*I'm living the dream.* & :))
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To: 21twelve

Your parents told you there was no such thing as monsters for a good reason, that doesn’t mean democrats aren’t real.


19 posted on 02/01/2020 10:26:36 AM PST by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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