ANT 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Swan Maiden, Origin Story, Thesis Statement

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Intro paragraph on the three swans & nambweapa & this week"s lectures notes: up to a page long. Who decides legend, myth, folktale, or sacred story. Unther: swan maiden tale type 400, when a story goes to a new place it changes. Myth & meaning: origin story where we come from (cosmogonic, yupik southern eskimos recognize the relationship with the animal world. Folklore includes: beginning with shared identity , what people believe, what people do, what people, know, what people make, what people say. Leahy: first contact (1984) new guinea speaking melanesian pidgin english, filmed in (1930) released in (1984) Island of new guinea: separated between dutch, great britain, germany, new guinea propriety of papua, mineral wealth on the border region, whaling grounds. Independence 1975: estimated 700 languages, member of commonwealth, constitutional monarchy, 4. 4 million people, 600 islands, life expectancy mid 50s. The ethereal: refers to god as something that is beyond our ability to touch interact with.

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