Kuyva

Nobody knows how appears the Giant Kuyva image at the slope of the Kuyvchor in Lovozero tundras, but it is stays for years unchanged.

What is the Kuyva?

It is the dark silhouette looking like a human with the height 74 m.

The saami call Kuyva “Dansing Lapp”, because from the lake the Kuyva looking dancing.

The academician Fersman had been explored the Kuyva and found the silhouette is the combination of lichen, moss and water traces.

Fersman had been wrote it 90 years ago. Passing by the time but Kuyva stays unchangeable not erased by the erosion.

The saami’s legends tell — the Kuyva is the head of enemy troops, incinerated by the gods. The Lapps walking around never speak loud and never think bad about Kuyva to not make him angry.

The legend about Kuyva is too similar to the legend about the giant hunter Orion, going to the Hyperborea for a bride. The Orion was offended the Hyperborea girl and the goddess Artemis incinerated the Orion.

The ancient drawing done by muslim astronomer Al Zoufi almost identical the Kuyva image.

And, if the Kuyva is the Orion it is mean the Seydozero is the habitat of Artemis.