OLAC Record

Title:The Origin of the Arrowhead
0305-The Origin of the Arrowhead
Contributor:Chris Poto
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Two boys who lived with their grandmother used to go to another settlement to compete in a game that involved a sort of spinning-top made from coconut shells. The people in the other settlement would mock them and send them crying back to their grandmother. One day when they came back like this, their grandmother started to carve them a pair of new spinning-tops. However, she used whole coconuts rather than just the shells. She asked the boys to remove lice from her head while she carved the spinning-tops. When she had finished, she washed the boys, rubbed coconut oil on them and painted their skin. She sent them to the other settlement, and sat down with her lime gourd. When the boys threw their spinning-tops, they completely destroyed the other settlement. They ran back to their grandmother, who had already prepared their weapons. The people from the other place came and fought with the boys. Each time one of the boys shot an arrow fitted with an arrowhead, the grandmother would slap her lime gourd and the arrow would kill a man. Eventually she became sleepy, and her hand glanced off the gourd when she slapped it. The arrow that had been fired missed its target and hit a wild banana tree. The men went and retrieved the arrow, and in this way discovered the arrowhead.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI648131%23
Publisher:Stephen Logan
Subject:Traditional narrative
Hahon language
Subject (ISO639):hah


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI648131
DateStamp:  2016-09-26
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Search Info

Citation: Chris Poto. 2012-09-24. Stephen Logan.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_hah

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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