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Babysitting - During the ritual of Ma'Nene (Care of Ancestors), Clara holds her dead sister who she has never seen alive. Arel died in the age of 6 (7 years ago) because of fiever. The child will only receive a name, when the first teeth are showing. Until then, girls are called "Lai" and the boys "Tato". Why Trojans living in the area of Panggala believe in this ritual is because of a story which has been delivered orally from generation to generation. Back in the days, Pong Rumasek roams the hills of Toraja. He’s on the hunt. But instead of a nice catch, he encounters an abandoned corpse lying under a tree. He gently wraps the bones in his clothes and buries it. Just after this happening, he is being blessed with lifelong luck and wealth. The rumor about the lucky hunter started to spread. Ever since the Torajans believe that the spirits would reward them if they care about their ancestors well.
- Claudio Sieber
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Asia Southeast Asia Indonesia South Sulawesi Sulawesi Tana Toraja Toraja Culture Tradition Cult Customs worship offering homage honor Death Dead Deceased Manene Ritual Rites Ethnicity special weird Exraordinary Transition Soul Spirit Spirit belief Animism Aluk To Dolo Ancestor Family Family Business Family Affair Grave graveyard tomb dead body skull cleaning bone cleaning polish bone polish Panggala
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