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When Spirits Roamed

October 2004 Historical Albums

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Long before Christianity religion played a large part in island life. Spirits of many kinds roamed the land and sea in those days. Some were friendly and could be invoked for assistance. Others were hostile and had to be guarded against. Besides the higher gods, there were nature spirits, the spirits of ancestors, and dozens of spirits who were called on to help in daily activities. The last group included the spirits who granted the breadfruit harvest or who guided the hand of master carvers or boatbuilders. This album offers a look at pre-Christian religion in the islands.


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