Murphy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1924-1990. Mundurucu religion

Table of Contents

Publication Information

I. Habitat And History



Recent Missionization

Social And Economic Changes

Ii. Heroes And Spirits

Culture Heroes

Spirit Mothers

Evil Spirits

Spirits Of The Underworld

Mothers Of The Rain

Karökö Spirits

The Soul

Iii. Shamanism And Sorcery

The Shaman

Disease And Its Treatment

Shamanism And Spirits

Other Functions Of The Shaman


Iv. Ceremonialism

Contemporary Ceremonialism

The Duparip Ceremony

Warfare Ceremonies

Ceremonies Of The Game

The Curing Ceremony

The Karökö

V. Mythology And Folklore

The Karusakaibö Cycle Of World Creation

1. Karusakaibö And The Wild Pigs

2. Karusakaibö Punishes The Seducers Of His Son

3. How Karusakaibö And Daiïrú Caught The Women

4. How Karusakaibö And Daiïrú Pulled The People Out Of The Ground

5. Karusakaibö Makes More Women

6. How Karusakaibö Made The Sky And Finally Avenged Himself Against Daiïrú

The Bible: Mundurucú Version

7. The Creation Of Adjun And Eva

8. Origin Of Work

9. Origin Of Sex

10. Karusakaibö Leaves The World: First Version

11. Karusakaibö Leaves The World: Second Version

12. Karusakaibö Leaves The World: Third Version

Cosmological Myths

13. Transformation Of Karuetaouibö And Wakurumpö

14. Wakurumpö Makes An Eclipse

15. Karuetaouibö And Wakurumpö Ascend To The Sky And Become The Sun

16. How Nung-nung Turned Into The Apoi Tree

17. How A Woman Killed Nung-nung

18. Nung-nung And His Brother's Wife

19. Nung-nung Becomes The Milky Way

20. How The Night Became Long

21. Mother Of The Rain

Cultural Inventions And Innovations

22. Invention Of The Sacred Trumpets

23. Invention Of Horticulture

24. Origin Of The Bark Canoe

25. Story Of The Bow

26. Origin Of The Children's Bow

27. Origin Of Firewood

28. Origin Of The Cliff Paintings

Adventures And Sagas

29. The Saga Of Perisuát: A Mundurucú Odyssey

30. Karudaiibi And Yurichungpö

31. Karudaiibi Makes War Upon Sa

32. Origin Of The Paribitetet Tribe

33. The Kekenyö

34. How Women Almost Poisoned Fish

35. The Man Who Lived On Smoke

Tales Of Animals And People

36. Origin Of The Dog

37. Origin Of The Alligator

38. The Man Who Married The Guariba Monkey

39. Story Of The Mucura

40. The Jaguars And The Deer

41. Origin Of The Sloth

42. The Man Who Turned Into The Mãe Da Lua Grande

43. The Man Who Turned Into The Mãe Da Lua Pequena

44. The Tortoise And The Deer Play A Game

45. The Tortoise Races With The Deer

46. The Tortoise, The Jaguar, And The Alligator

47. The Tortoise And The Tapir

48. The Man Who Loved The Sloth

49. The Woman Who Loved The Green Snake

50. The Man Who Went To The Land Of The Dogs

51. The Man Who Had Coitus With The Frog

52. The City Of The Glant Anaconda

53. How Dogs And Jaguars Became Enemies

54. How The Birds Got Their Colors

55. How The Brazil-nut Tree Grew Large

56. How The Brazil-nut Case Became Hard

57. Story Of The Spider: Hansel And Gretel In The Amazon

58. How The White Men Took Pará From The Mundurucú

Vi. Religion In A Changing Society

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Mundurucu religion

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley ; Los Angeles: University of California press. 1958. 1-154 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Robert F. Murphy

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mundurucu (SQ13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Musical instruments (534); Literary texts (539); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Aftermath of combat (727); Theory of disease (753); Sorcery (754); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author, a professional anthropologist, describes the past and present religious practices of the Mundurucu. In the course of this description, some material is given on other aspects of the culture as they existed in the past, and the effect is shown of White contact, both of missionaries and rubber traders. Included in the work are descriptions of native ceremonies, shamanistic curing, witchcraft, and the texts of 58 songs and folktales.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. sq13-011

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-146)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952-1953

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 Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1952-1953

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tapajós River area, State of Para, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Munduruku Indians


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