Departmental Bulletin Paper 八重山の民間信仰にみられる首里王府の影響 : ウムトゥ山の神とかかわる祭祀と神話に焦点をあてて
The Influence of the Shuri Government on Yaeyama's Folk Religion : Focusing on the Rituals and Myths regarding Mount Umutu's God

ラドゥレスク, アリーナ  ,  Radulescu, Alina

(5)  , pp.61 - 81 , 2016-02-29 , 琉球大学国際沖縄研究所 , International Institute for Okinawan Studies
In this paper, I explore the two different aspects of the god of Mount Umutu that emerge from rituals and myths. On the one hand, I investigate the manner in which the "three sisters myth", thought to be a result of Yaeyama's religious domination, is related to a political event, "Oyakeakahachi's revolt", and used to legitimize Shuri government's hegemony. On the other hand, I examine indigenous beliefs in Mount Umutu through analyzing Yaeyama's rainmaking rituals ("amagoi"). I believe important insights into Yaeyama's folk religion before and after Shuri domination can be gained by clarifying these two aspects of Mount Umutu's god.

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