Watunna / Edition 2

Watunna / Edition 2

by Marc De Civrieux
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292715897

ISBN-13: 9780292715899

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present. The first English edition of this book was published in 1980 to rave

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Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present. The first English edition of this book was published in 1980 to rave reviews. This edition contains a new foreword by David Guss, as well as Mediata, a detailed myth that recounts the origins of shamanism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292715899
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
UNIV OF TEXAS P
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface for a New Millennium
Teller's Preface
Introduction

Wanadi
Seruhe Ianadi
Nadeiumadi
Attawanadi
Kaweshawa

Iureke
Nuna
Huiio
Kawao
Manuwa
Ahisha
Iureke's Woman
Dama

Kasenadu
Dinoshi
Wachamadi

Momiñaru
Momiñaru

Kuamachi
Mado
Wlaha

Makusani
Makusani

Marahuaka
Kuchi
Semenia
Mado and Wachedi

Wahnatu
Wahnatu
Kahiuru
Ankosturaña
Mahaiwadi
Amenadiña
Wanadi Nistama
Medatia
The Waitie

Glossary

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