Instead of simply dismissing them as irrational superstitions, how can the Nyami Nyami stories or beliefs as described in the video “Faces of Africa – Nyami Nyami: The River God” be interpreted as a guiding metaphor for the close relationship between the people and their environment? Compare with expressions of social connection with the environment by the Yukaghir, such as the folk tales and songs you read and heard in “Songs of Love and Distance.”