Labaw Donggon: Propagating Sulod Society
Simply by Mila D. Aguilar
03 24, 2001
Reading Labaw Donggon by itself, one could certainly not imagine the continuity of Sulod society with the coming with the ten Bornean datus, that it would logically have sprung unless the storyplot is patently false. Although reading N. Landa Jocano's Sulod World, one could start to see the possibility of convergence. " The product range of Sulod kinship framework, вЂќ Jocano writes, is usually six years upward and another half a dozen generations downward. (Jocano 275) This is unconventional for a old fashioned society, especially one that subsists on kaingin, hunting and food gathering alone. A primitive culture without an obvious surplus will usually not bear in mind its ancestors that much back, regardless if it could account for its great great great great grandchildren that far forward. This society, yet , strives to, by chronicling its origins and stories assiduously through story following story. In the flatlands, the legend with the ten Borneo datus as well as the families they will gave rise to upon the coming from the Spaniards is usually passed on coming from generation to generation. Inside the hinterlands, the epics of your people pressured into the interior by the entrance of the conqueror are preserved from binukot to binukot. The concern with ancestors reaches the spirit world. Jocano details events that have regarding almost every element of Sulod life, concluding that " religion is so very much a part of Sulod life that it can be difficult to differentiate what is interpersonal and precisely what is religious inside their daily activities. Just about every activity of a Sulod whether in agriculture, fishing, hunting, and so on, is usually influenced by the environmental spirits and the deified? umalagad (souls) of the departed ancestors. вЂќ (Jocano 241) He brings: " Another aspect of the ancestral spirit which has to be considered is definitely the frequent mention of the the ancestral spirits during the performance ofвЂ¦rites. вЂќ (Jocano 270) This kind of hankering following your spirit universe can be linked to the need of Labaw Donggon to get married...
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