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Trees, Birds and Other Non-Humans

Mythological Entanglements with Landscape, Flora, Fauna and Spirits of the Himalayas

Davide Torri    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    

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abstract

his paper takes into account ideas about landscape and environment as they emerge from the study of beliefs, mythology and ritual activities of religious specialists of the Himalayan region, showing a deep and enduring web of relational entanglements between human and other-than-human communities. The notion of persoonhood seems, in fact, to transcend the human dimension in order to include a wider and larger set of other-than-human communities, including mountains, waters, plants, animals and other classes of beings.

Pubblicato
21 Dicembre 2021
Accettato
27 Ottobre 2021
Presentato
01 Ottobre 2021
Lingua
EN

Keywords: HimalayaFolkloreIndigenous peopleMythologyShamanism

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