DOBES Archive

AP_Basabu_keneya
Basabu keneya is about the origin of a kene which was first applied to the dead bodies of a Cashinahua called Basabu and his brother-in-law who was an Inca. The two had died in a competition where each tried to kill the other with venomenous animals etc. The argument had started because Basabu's younger brother provoked the Incas who had come to visit the Cashinahuas after the two brothers had paid a visit to their sister living among the Incas.
AP_Nete_bekun
The protagonist of the narrative is an old woman.
MP_Hidi_xinu
This narrative tells how a man learns the function of the human sexual organs by observing monkeys having sex.
MM_Yube_nawa
Maria tells the myth about the origin of the ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink. The hero' s name is Yube.
MP_Huni_kuin_beyaidan
Marcelino describes the traditions of the Brazilian and the Cashinahua people. Marcelino imitates the way of the Brazilian to speak the Cashinahua language. He also talks about the Cashinahua language and the rituals such as txidin, katxa nawa, buxka wa, buna wa.
MP_Huni_yupa
This narrative tells the life of an unlucky hunter.
MN_mawa_huni
Miguel tells Eliane the ancient funeral rituals of endocannibalism.
EC_MP_Maxiku
Marcelino describes how he founded Colombiana in the late 1980's. Then he tells Eliane how Filomeno met the Maxiku at the Upper Curanja, when he once went upriver to catch tortoises. And finally, he talks about the contemporary Cashinahua way of living.
RN_Mawa_huni
Raimunda describes how the endocannibalism ritual happened inside the collective house (maloca).
AP_Xenipabu_hiwea
Xenipabu_Hiwea (00 :14 :53.000) Alicia Puricho conta como era a vida antigamente, na época da maloca. Diz não ter visto porém havia escutado contar como viviam. Enfatiza muito o sofrimento das pessoas por não terem mosquiteiro e que era dificil dormir com os insetos que picavam o corpo. Comenta da sujeira da rede por ficar perto do chão e da fumaça do fogo. Conta também que não haviam roupas naquela época e que organizam o rito de iniciação, nixpu pima. Canta alguns trechos de nixpu pima (00 :09 :50.000, 00 :10 :13.000 ; 00 :12 :54.000)
MP_Mana_dumeya
This myth concerns the domain of shamanism.
MP_Ainbu_dabanan
This is a fundamental myth about the origins of the Cashinahua dualist society.