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Primordial Floods and the Expressive Body

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with voices that speak about the great flood, glossed as izhu punzha in the Napo Quichua vernacular. Izhu is an Quichua adaptation of the Spanish juicio, which indexes biblical ... More


Conclusion

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book was concerned with discussing how Quichua speakers use storytelling to make sense of experience and create poetic, spiritual relations among people, ecology, and the larger world they ... More


The Cuillurguna

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Cuillurguna or “twins” narratives are the most extensive and defining stories in Napo Quichua mythology. Culture heroes, the twins effect the “miracles” and transformations that came to define ... More


The Petroglyphs and the Twins’ Ascent

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents two stories about the twins, a story about the petroglyphs they left here on the earth and their conversion into stars. Both of these stories reveal the inscribed textuality of ... More


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