This study by researcher Ryan Martin explores the meaning ascribed to higuera gourds by ancient Taino.
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CROSSING OVER CEREMONY
The ancient Taino people perceived the transition of a human soul from the realm of the living to the realm of the dead as a journey to a symbolic land called CoayBay. This place was imaged as being the very womb of the Earth Mother AtaBey, the Cosmic Matriarch, from which all life had emerged and to which all life returned, and it was associated with a number of symbolic objects that represented that womb. Among these objects were specially designed clay…Continue
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