By José Juan Pané,José Juan Arrom,Susan C. Pané
Edited by way of the famous Hispanist José Juan Arrom, Pané’s file is the one surviving direct resource of knowledge in regards to the myths, ceremonies, and lives of the hot global population whom Columbus first encountered. The friar’s textual content includes many linguistic and cultural observations, together with descriptions of the Taíno people’s therapeutic rituals and their ideals approximately their souls after demise. Pané presents the 1st identified description of using the hallucinogen cohoba, and he recounts using idols in ritual ceremonies. The names, features, and attributes of local gods; the mythological foundation of the aboriginal people’s attitudes towards intercourse and gender; and their wealthy tales of construction are defined as well.
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