OLAC Record

Title:Tepa ‘Moon’
Access Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Bibliographic Citation:Darja Hoenigman (collector), Mekslin Molaŋgime (performer), 2018. Tepa ‘Moon’. TIFF/JPEG/MP4/MXF. DKH01-055_tepa at catalog.paradisec.org.au. http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/DKH01/items/055_tepa
Contributor (compiler):Darja Hoenigman
Contributor (performer):Mekslin Molaŋgime
Coverage (Box):northlimit=-4.16134; southlimit=-5.27824; westlimit=143.02; eastlimit=144.191
Coverage (ISO3166):PG
Date (W3CDTF):2018-08-18
Date Created (W3CDTF):2018-08-18
Description:This string figure represents the moon. According to the Awiakay myth about the origin of the sun and the moon (Hoenigman 2004: M011-1, M-038), both the sun and the moon used to be so close to the earth that people had to walk around bent over. It was very hot. When a woman went to pound sago, her husband stayed at home to look after the children. He cut off his daughter’s head, stuck it onto the spear and shot it towards the sun, so the sun went far away up into the sky, with a human head in it. Then the man cut out his daughter’s vulva, mounted it onto a spear and shot it up towards the moon. And so the moon rose. The girl’s head became the sun, and her vulva became the moon. Everybody could see a red thing in the morning as the sun rose up to the sky. In the evening they saw another red thing rising to the sky – this was the moon. But the moon was as hot as fire, so people fetched water and washed it. They cooled down its heat, now only the sun is hot. String figure makers often prefer to make this string figure with a shorter string. If they feel the string is too long, they simply double it. Image: 02: Darja Munbaŋgoapik showing the final design of tepa ‘moon’ Hoenigman, Darja. 2004. Awiakay book of myths. Fieldnotes: transcripts. Unpublished manuscript. . Language as given: Awiakay
Format:Digitised: no Media: audiovisual recording
Identifier (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/055_tepa
Language:Tok Pisin
Language (ISO639):tpi
Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Subject (OLAC):language_documentation
Table Of Contents (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/055_tepa/DKH01-055_tepa-01.tif
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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Citation: Darja Hoenigman (compiler); Mekslin Molaŋgime (performer). 2018. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC).
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG dcmi_MovingImage iso639_tpi olac_language_documentation

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