Beyer, H. Otley (Henry Otley), 1883-1966. Origin myths among the mountain peoples of the Philippines

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

Title: Origin myths among the mountain peoples of the Philippines

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 8, sec. D

Published By: Original publisher Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 8, sec. D Manila: Science and Technology Information Institute [etc.]. 1913. 85-117 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H. Otley Beyer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Literary texts (539); Cosmology (772); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is a comparative study and presentation of the texts of several origin myths among five cultural groups (Ifugao, Tagbanua, Igorot, Manobo, and Bontoc) of the Mountain Province in Luzon. Similarities in religious beliefs, cosmology, and mythological themes are noted, including description of hero figures, deities, and their activities. The author contrasts the Kiangan Ifugao and Central Ifugao and proposes that the similarities between the two are due to mixing of ideas of ancient cultures while the differences are due to 'survivals.' Thus, the 'distinctly composite Ifugao group' of today is the result of coalescence of divergent ancient cultures.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. oa19-018

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah T. Bridges ; John Beierle ; 1973

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mountain Province, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ifugao (Philippine people)


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