the walam olum

Topics: Law, Iroquois, Great Law of Peace Pages: 3 (744 words) Published: December 5, 2013
Vocabulary #2
1. Phenomena: is a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable Sentence: “Myths attempt to explain natural phenomena” (The Walam Olum) Sentence: The Walam Olum is explained in natural phenomena, based on the humans’ origin, the customs, and the religion rites. 2. Pictographs: is a picture or symbol standing for a word or group of words Sentence: “Originally it consisted of a long series of pictographs explaining the origin of the Delaware people such as a result of the actions of a manito, or spirit.” (The Walam Olum) Sentence: The Walam Olum is represented by pictographs which explain how the Great Manito created Earth. 3. Leisure: freedom from the demands of work or duty

Sentence: “All had cheerful knowledge, all had leisure, all thought in gladness” (The Walam Olum) Sentence: The Great Manito fetched them food and many other things which left them to leisure. 4. Quarrel: an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations Sentence: “And with him brought badness, quarreling, unhappiness.” (The Walam Olum) Sentence: Later, the Great Magician came to earth and brought quarreling. He brought many bad things like bad weather, sickness and also brought death. 5. Ablution: a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual. Sentence: “Soon after the ablutions were completed they heard the distant call of the approaching gods.” (The Navaho Origin Legend) Sentence: The people heard a call of the gods after they were done ablutions. 6. Protrude: to thrust forward , cause to project

Sentence: “While the wind was blowing, eight of the Mirage People came and walked around the objects on the ground four times, and as they walked the eagle feathers, whose tips protruded from between the buckskins, were seen to move.” (The Navaho Origin Legend) Sentence: After the eagle’s feathers were protruded they walked up to the buckskin, and saw that the corn had...
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