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What is Satanaya knows ?
An alternative travel blog to help you prepare your adventures to off the beaten track corners of Russia and the Caucasus ! Because there is so much more to discover outside of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and the rails of the Transsiberian !
So Who’s Satanaya ?
Ever heard about the Caucasian mythology ? No ?
Long story short, the Narts are the mythical heroes, semi-gods and said ” ancestors” of several ethnic groups from the Caucasus (Ossetians, Circassians and other Nakhs). Satanaya is THE recurring matriarchal character in all of these legends.
Satanaya, Sataney, Shatan, Satan etc. according to the linguistic variants of her name is always represented as extremely beautiful, intelligent, wise, useful and gifted. It is to her that the Nart people will seek answers in times of war, famine etc. She always has the answer.