Kingship and Sacrifice

Kingship and Sacrifice Ritual and Society in Ancient Hawaii Valerio Valeri

Valeri presents an overview of Hawaiian religious culture, in which hierarchies of social beings and their actions are mirrored by the cosmological hierarchy of the gods. As the sacrifice is performed, the worshipper is incorporated into the god of his class. Thus he draws on divine power to sustain the social order of which his action is a part, and in which his own place is determined by the degree of his resemblance to his god. The key to Hawaiian society-and a central focus for Valeri-is the complex and encompassing sacrificial ritual that is the responsibility of the king, for it displays in concrete actions all the concepts of pre-Western Hawaiian society. By interpreting and understanding this ritual cycle, Valeri contends, we can interpret all of Hawaiian religious culture.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780226845609
Uitgever
The University of Chicago Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-06-1985
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
472 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Religie
Vertaler
P. Wissing

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