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Yetyam

"An aggravated Yetyam"

The Yetyam is a kind of Yeti, as described by Ryan Finlay for a project in year 8.

"Yetyams are half human and half yeti. The Yetyam civilization existed from 2000BC-500BC. They lived in the remote mountains of the Himalayas in Asia. The Yetyams have adapted extremely well to their wintry surroundings."

Ecology and behaviourEdit

"They clothes consisted of a shirt made from yak skin, long pants made from mountain goat fur and a long cloak to wrap around the body which is made of rabbit or hare fur which had been stitched together. They mainly move around to avoid being stuck in the snow. Their houses were dug into the snow to avoid the extremes of the weather. To build these holes they used an ice pick with a stone head and a wooden handle. Once the hole was dug, the Yetyams used sleds for walls and a door. To move their belongings around the mountains, they used wooden sleds.

DietEdit

"Their diet mainly consisted of mountain goats, yaks, hawks, falcons, kestrels, rabbits and hares which they hunted. The only vegetation which they ate were alpine berries, the roots of certain plants and the leaves of the trees.

For water they melted snow which was heated by the sun or fire in goatskin dishes."

Religion and FestivalsEdit

They believed in Aurora, the snow god. They thought that he was represented by the snow leopard. They obey the rules sent by Aurora to them which are; Do not steal, Do not waste essentials, Do not be mean, Do not lie and Do not eat yellow snow. Lots of different tribes of Yetyam roamed the Himalayas. Once a year, using a hollowed out yak horn to signal to the other Yetyam to come together, the Yetyam had a huge celebration of Aurora including feasting, dancing, downhill sled racing and hunting competitions. When a Yetyam dies, the others would take the body to the summit of a mountain and leave it there. They believed that once the birds ate the meat, the meat would go back to the environment and that would feed Aurora.

ExtinctionEdit

"The empire of the Yetyams ended when an avalanche destroyed the entire civilization at one of the annual celebrations of Aurora the snow god."

RediscoveryEdit

At the beginning of the twenty first century, a group of hikers came upon a group of three frozen bodies of Yetyams near the base of Mount Everest. The bodies are now on display at the London National Museum."