A Look at the Sky of the Wichi

Authors
Mariani, Mauro; Gomez, Cecilia Paula; Giménez Benítez, Sixto Ramón
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We present a brief bibliographic report highlighting the significance of the readings of the sky by the different Wichi groups inhabiting the Chaco region. A number of celestial objects and related myths are described. Furthermore, we provide a series of examples concerning the relationship between some celestial objects and the various beings populating the Wichi cosmos, on the one hand, and Wichi social organisation and their culture on the other. In addition, we stress the need to continue investigating, especially doing ethnographic fieldwork to update and challenge the existing research.
Fil: Mariani, Mauro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas; Argentina
Fil: Gomez, Cecilia Paula. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; Argentina
Fil: Giménez Benítez, Sixto Ramón. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas; Argentina
Subject
ASTRONOMY IN CULTURE
WICHI ASTRONOMY
SKY
MYTHS
Otras Sociología
Sociología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/57908