Oyler, D. S.. Nikawng's place in the Shilluk religion

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Nikawng's place in the Shilluk religion

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 1

Published By: Original publisher Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 1 Khartoum: [s.n.]. 1918. 283-292 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication D. S. Oyler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Cult of the dead (769); Animism (774); Spirits and gods (776); Mythology (773); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Revelation and divination (787); Religious experience (781);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article deals with the religious and medical beliefs and practices of the Shilluk. Various aspects of the religion are discussed, including ancestor worship, concepts of the relations of various deities and deified culture heroes to each other, prayers, sacrifices, shrines, etc. There is considerable detail given on shamanism and spirit possession and the manner in which communication is established with the spirits of dead kings and Nikawng. The author, a missionary, spent several years among the Shilluk.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fj23-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1918

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1918

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sudan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shilluk (African people)


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