Siberian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Siberia

AS-IGA

Khanty River God

The Old Man of the River Ob

As-Iga is a benevolent old water god who lives in the River Ob in Siberia. He provides blessings and benefits to the Khanty (formerly Ostyak) people of that region. These are mainly fish-related.

The Khanty have a special Fisherman’s Feast at the river on Midsummer’s Day which involves plenty of drinking and frolics. We hope the old man is invited.

As-Iga Facts and Figures

Name: As-Iga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Khanty (formerly Ostyak) people of Siberia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Rivers
Area of expertise: River, Rivers, Stream, Streams

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 164

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Article last revised on May 25, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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