Thunder Axes 00000000

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Thunder Axes 00000000

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This chapter focuses on the so-called thunder axes of the Samarakas. It explains that the Samarakas believe that thunder axes crash to the ground during lightning storms and they are kept in Komanti-obia houses because they have special powers. This chapter discusses Tooy's opinion about thunder axes and describes his own shiny, blue-black thunder axe. It also mentions Tooy's warning about handling thunder axes.

Keywords: thunder axes; Samarakas; Komanti-obia houses; special powers; Tooy

Chapter.  817 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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