Although the Indo-European languages of Scandinavia are unrelated to the Uralic languages that include Lapp, the Norse also knew the North Star as the "world nail" and imagined the world axis as a mythic cosmic ash tree.
This Lapp "pillar of the world" was part of an old sacrificial site seen in the 18th century near Porsanger Fjord on what is now the northernmost coast of Norway.
Right) Lapps, not their reindeer, are an endangered species in the modern world.
The suit he will wear later has weaves and embellishments only a Lapp woman can create; high-holiday wear is even more spectacular, his Hat of the Four Winds having sharp corners and multicolored ribbons streaming in the wind.
Cynthia and Joseph Lapp were delighted when their bright, ambitious daughter Katie was accepted to two prestigious colleges and offered sizable financial aid packages by each.
We don't want to run ourselves too far into debt,'' said Lapp, a 40-year-old homemaker.
But, though they naturally have some grumbles, the Sami folk (which is what the Lapps
call themselves) are vastly better off than the Kurds.
Rather than abandonment in 538 as Lapp
supposes, the abundance of Persian material indicates that Tell el-Ful began to revive again at the end of the sixth century, at the beginning of the Persian period.
The translations of the Lord's Prayer into Sombio, Inari and Paatsjoki Lapp
have been published by A.