The “kota”, a Lappish version of the tepee, is a temporary dwelling, inside of which Sami medicine men used to perform their rituals. Contact with the spirit world was reached through a hole in the top.
In Lapland, ancient legends survive to this day through word of mouth. Old myths were inspired by the omnipresent entity that was here before man and will be here after man is gone – nature. Life in Lapland follows the cycle of Mother Nature, and the stark contrasts between the four seasons dictate the pace.