Concezioni dei luoghi e figure dell’alterità: il mare tra i Wayuu.Seconda parte.

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Among the Wayuu, a South American indigenous population that has adopted the largest cattle ranches in the seventeenth century, the sea has different symbolic meanings, ranging between two opposite poles. On the one hand, it is represented as a place destined to remain under the rule of the 'other world', associated with death and disease, on the other, it becomes a place tamed and appropriated. In this second part, I examine first the ways in which the sea appears in cosmogonic myths, and its relationship with the image of the Whites; then I analyze the link between the belief that marine animals are pets of Pulowi, the lady of the 'other world', and that the cattle have a marine origin.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)101-117
Number of pages17
JournalARCHIVIO ANTROPOLOGICO MEDITERRANEO
Volume13 (1)
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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