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The noaidi and the drum

In the pre-Christian faith of the Sámi, the noaidi had an important place.

The noaidi was a person with special abilities to go into a trance, communicate with gods and spirits, travel to other worlds, foretell the future and heal. The drum was one of the noaidi’s most important tools for carrying out these tasks.

 
Ceavccageađge/Transteinen i Mortensnes. Govva/Foto: Mihkku Solbakk