Of Winds, Worms and Mana: the Traditional Calendar of the Torres Islands, Vanuatu

@inproceedings{Mondragn2004OfWW,
  title={Of Winds, Worms and Mana: the Traditional Calendar of the Torres Islands, Vanuatu},
  author={Carlos Mondrag{\'o}n},
  year={2004}
}
This paper explores how the expression of 'capacity' (mena, more commonly known as mana in other Oceanic settings) and the evocation of abundance are played out in relation to seasonal change and human-environmental relations, as observed in the Torres Islands, Vanuatu. It considers the importance for communities of North and Central Vanuatu of the appearance of a ubiquitous sea worm known as the Palolo, in combination with the regular motions of the sun and the moon, the prevaling winds and… CONTINUE READING

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