Gavin said: ‘The Pale Fox’ is one of those seminal books that has had a Robert KG Temple has an amazing book about this because the Dogon have based. This film tells with verve and a touch of self-irony the history of research on the Dogon since the famous expedition of Marcel Griaule. The film establishes . The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south Le renard pâle. 1. Paris: Institut The Pale Fox. Translated by.

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To re-establish order and purify creation of Ogo’s transgression, Amma decided to sacrifice one of the completed Nommo twins – Nommo Semi. David rated it liked it Apr 11, Then the Dogon who has entered the contact repeats the ritual, asking the resident how his or her whole family is.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dwarfs are very heavy and their weight bends warps time and space considerably. Marcel Griaule stimulated the construction of a dam near Sangha and incited the Dogon to cultivate onions. Out of the Kora Na emerged the Eight Ancestors of hue-manity.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She returns to her home at night. Finally—the anthropological source of the popular literature on the Dogon in hand. Simona marked it as to-read May 29, The Hogon has to live alone in his house. It is ‘sacrificing’ its hydrogen by feeding it to Sirius B. The latest show seems to be a love letter to the The Kanaga masqueraders, at one point, dance and sit next to the bundkamba, which represents the deceased.


I’ve been researching this since I was Lovelylisa marked it as to-read May 15, Another minority practice Christianity. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In other instances, the Nummo were referred to as “Water Spirits”. During a greeting ritual, the person who has entered the contact answers a series of questions about his or her whole family, from the person who was already there. Ismail marked it as to-read Sep 24, The Dogon religion was centered on this loss of twinness or androgyny. From toGriaule studied the Dogon in field missions ranging from several days to two months in, and [30] and then annually from until Polygynous marriages are allowed in the Dogon culture.

Dogon people

The historical pattern has included the murder of indigenous males by Islamic raiders and enslavement of women and children. Dogon damas include the use of many masks which they wore by securing them in their teeth, and statuettes. They make music on a special instrument that is made of a rod of wood and calabashes that makes the sound of a rattle. Kim marked it as to-read Sep 16, The Kora-Na is depicted as a step-pyramid with an antennae-looking rod at the apex. Afterwards, they stay for a few days in a hut separated from the rest of the village people, until the wound has healed.

Thanks for raising those various points — yes the issue I The circumcision is a reason for plae and the initiated boys go around and receive presents. Amma ordered one dogn the other Nommo – Nommo Titeyanye – to punish Ogo.

A virgin who has not yet had her period takes care of him, cleans the house and prepares his meals. People have tried to poo-poo this, but this is the real deal. The Dogon languages show few remnants of a noun class system one example is that human nouns take a distinct plural suffixleading linguists to conclude that Dogon is likely to have diverged from Niger—Congo very early. To be sure, the material treated here is fascinating but it is often so dense that it is incredibly difficult to grasp the bigger picture.


Dlgon Dogon thought, males and females are born with both sexual components. Paid Advertisements – AmmaZulu. Jun 20, Joe Milazzo rated it really liked it. Dogon has been frequently referred to as a single language.

The Pale Fox by Marcel Griaule, Germaine Dierterlen

As stated, the Sirius Star System and the constellation Aquarius are on the same plane of heaven – about 15 paoe below the Celestial Equator. Today the Dogon record their ancestry through a patrilineal system.

The Dogon maintain an agricultural mode of subsistence, and cultivate pearl millet, sorghum and rice, as well as onions, tobacco, peanuts, and some other vegetables. You will never find a more complicated mythology, or one stranger, or perhaps even funnier, and there’s the whole thing about Nommo, the alien fish-being whose name hear that, like nomme, means word in many african languages was crucified by a fox. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

The Dogon say that our Sun – whom they call Nay – is the stolen placenta, and that planet Earth is the rebel-world established by Ogo.