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What is Yeti? Here's to know everything about the mysterious snowman

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An ape-like creature, Yeti is sometimes shown in a good light and other times is represented as a snow villain. There are many Hollywood films that revolve around this mysterious snowman. Know more!

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New Delhi Updated on: April 30, 2019 15:59 IST
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What is Yeti? Here's to know everything about the mysterious snowman

Yeti, according to Nepali folklore, is a giant snowman. It is an ape-like creature normally taller than humans. Yeti is sometimes shown in a good light and a friend of needful. Other times, Yeti is represented as a snow villain. There are many Hollywood films that revolve around this famously known creature Yeti. Movies like Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon, Abominable, Sasquatch Mountain and etc which are based on Yeti. Apart from films, Yeti has also appeared in one of the episodes of popular cartoon show The Adventures of Tintin.

This snowman is said to inhabit the Himalayas, Siberia, Central, and East Asia. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region and are part of their history and mythology.

But you must be wondering that what makes us talk about Yeti today? Over the years, there have been stories about spotting Yeti, its footprints, its hair etc, but we found no credible photograph of the creature. Currently, The Indian Army has created a curiosity among the people around the world by sharing pictures of "mysterious footprints" measuring 32X15 inches or 81X38 cm in the Himalayas.

It suggests that the footprints belong to mythical beast "Yeti" that has been sighted nearby at Makalu-Barun National Park. Yeti is believed to be an "abominable snowman", which has appeared in folktales and popular stories. Many over the decades have claimed to have seen Yeti, but without much proof. Since there is not much evidence about this "elusive Yeti snowman", the scientific community has called it a legend. If this "mythical beast" and Yeti footprints have aroused enough curiosity in you, read on to know more about its appearance in folk and popular culture.

Going by Science, it says that there is only a little evidence of the Yeti's existence so far. In 2017, a group of international researchers studied multiple purported Yeti samples collected from across the Himalayan region and concluded they belonged to bears.

Speaking of different names of this mysterious snowman, Himalayan people call Yeti or Meh-Teh as mentioned earlier. In Tibetan language, Yeti is called "Miche", which means a "man bear". They also refer it as "Dzu-teh", which means cattle bear or Himalayan brown bear. Its other names are Migoi (Tibetan for wild man), Bun manchi (Nepali for jungle man", Mirka and Kang Admi.

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