DOBES Archive

Sak_01
A boy´s mother dies and the father marries again. The stepmother treats the boy badly and the boy runs away. He finds his mother, who is now a spirit, and his mother takes him to the world of spirits.
Jen_01
Children steal a giant´s breadfruits. The giant tries to catch the children. But the children throw breadfruits into his face so that he cannot see and they escape.
Aro_10
Legend of a giant. He makes nose jewellery (avuin). Children play a trick on him and rob the avuin
Sha_01
The older one of two brothers takes care for his little brother after their parents have died. When the wife of the older brother treats the little brother badly, he runs away and becomes a tuna. The older brother kills his wife, searching for his brother, he turns into a seagull.
Mor_06
Legend. A group of animals (the rooster, the owl, the rat, the cat, the dog, the ant and the crab) travel by boat. They quarrel and the boat capsizes, but the birds fly home and the others swim home
Siv_01
Legend; a woman goes with her baby to the garden. When she goes fetching water, she leaves her baby and spirits steal it and replace it by another baby. She takes it home where it grows up.
Aro_15
Legend; a pig is devastating a village. The villagers flee in their canoes to an island and leave a pregnant woman behind. She flees into a cave where she gives birth and stays with the child. When the child is grown up, he kills the pig and the villagers can return to their place.
Ter_01
Monkey and Shark are friends. One day Shark´s chief is ill and wants to eat a monkey´s heart. But Monkey is clever and escapes Shark.
Sta_01
Legend: The Bougainvillean woman who knows how to make shell money is drifted by the sea to Malaita in the Solomon Islands. There she is found on a beach by a man. He takes care of her and she teaches the people how to make shell money.
Sol_01
The official establishment of personal relationships between members of two different clans.
Sol_01
The official establishment of personal relationships between members of two different clans.
Vur_01
legend
Aro_07
An old woman catches the thief of her firewood. She forces him to stay with her, but later he escapes with the help of other men. They tell her that he was killed. When searching for the body, she drowns in a river.
Aro_09
ceremony for blessing young children.
Aro_05
a boy with only one leg is persuaded by his friend, a goanna, to go fishing. As he cannot walk, the goanna gets him the leg of his grandmother
Sak_01
A boy´s mother dies and the father marries again. The stepmother treats the boy badly and the boy runs away. He finds his mother, who is now a spirit, and his mother takes him to the world of spirits.
Mat_01
Legend, a pregnant woman is caught by a giant and locked up in his cave. She gives birth to a boy. When the boy has grown up, they escape.
Ata_01
A woman gives birth to five little fish and hides them in the mangroves. She secretly goes there to feed them. Her husband gets suspicious and discovers the fish. He catches two of them and gives them his wife to eat. When she realises what he had done, she tells the remaining three fish to escape intp the deep sea.
Vae_01
There are two brothers. The younger brother visits an old woman with long dirty hair, and she asks him to get the lice out of her hair. He does this and when he paddles back, he suddenly finds a beautiful woman in his boat who he later marries. The older brother also wants to marry and visits the same old woman. But he refuses to pick her lice and finds a very ugly woman in his boat.