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The man who brought his wife back from spiritland
Contributor (compiler):Paul Radin
Contributor (consultant):MS4
Contributor (researcher):Iren Hartmann
Contributor (speaker):MS18
Contributor (translator):Oliver Lamere
Coverage:United States
No information given on the location.
Description:Wagisga, a young man whose beloved wife had died went to the spiritland to bring her back (to life). To accomplish this he had to succeed in several tests imposed on him by ghosts (in the land of the dead). He was helped by eight attendents (they call him grandson) who gave him mental support and appealed to the Earthmaker to help the young man. Wagisga proved to be strong in will and finally took his wife home (back into life). The myth portrays the emergence of initiative and faith in succeeding in his (or anybody's) enterprise. According to PR this myth was used to encourage fasters (it tells much about fasting experience) before it was adopted as the origin myth of the Ghost dance. The sent. 193-207 did not belong to the original text but owe their inclusion to this fact. Sent. 15-23 give the traditional literary description of a person about to die. Numerous tales and myths contain this description in almost exact wording (prob. standardized generations ago).
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0016-7DE6-F
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Hoocąk
Language:Ho-Chunk; Hoocąk
Language (ISO639):win
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Ho-Chunk language
Subject (ISO639):win
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: MS18 (speaker); Paul Radin (compiler); Oliver Lamere (translator); MS4 (consultant); Iren Hartmann (researcher). n.d. DoBeS archive : Hoocąk.
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