Warriors of the Sea

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

The islands of Papua are home for many different ethnic groups. Sailors navigated these islands, remaining isolated until the 20th century. In the 20th century, scientists began exploring and researching these sailors and tribes.

The documentary focuses on several key aspects of living in the islands of Papua. Starting from the yam, a house that is symbol of wealth, up to the canoe builders. Canoe builders are some of the most respected workers in the community. A man without a boat is considered non-existent in the community.

When people die, their canoes are abandoned so that the currents will carry them to the sea. The islands are also home of active volcanoes.

People at the islands perform different ritualistic dances, some of which contain elements of magic. Not all of the dances are performed for religious reasons. Some of the dances are part of the courtship ritual, allowing men to turn their attention to girls they want to marry.

All in all, the islands are a subject of a traditional, magical law that regulates relations and lifestyle. The islands of Papua are some of the most interesting islands in the world, mainly because of the people living there and their traditions.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Religion
william maillis god
youtube icon
38:56
New

William Maillis is one of the youngest people to graduate from a public high school. He did it at the age of 9. When he was just five years old, he was able to solve circumfe...

  • 44
  • 1 day ago
  • Not Rated
Religion
life of buddha
youtube icon
01:52:44

Gautama Buddha, or simply known as Buddha, was a monk, mendicant, sage, and Teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.In the moment of pure enlightenment, he became the ...

  • 267
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Drugs
getting high from pain
youtube icon
19:33
Social +2

Self-harm, which is also known as self-injury, is by definition “intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions”. In other words, people want t...

  • 349
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Sexuality
catholic church child abuse
youtube icon
12:51

It is ironic how there was a satanic child abuse panic. But what happens when the Church is actually doing the child abuse?Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been a cont...

  • 459
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,910 Videos / 8,729,263 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The Wall was part of the western wall of the Temple mount’s exterior walls. It serves as a symbol of the destruction o...
  • 791
  • 6 months ago
The central repository in the Vatican City, the archives contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, ...
  • 1,528
  • 8 months ago
There are thousands of books written from the beginning of time till today. But which of these books have had the bigges...
  • 24,780
  • 11 months ago
The Inuit people have a long tradition of oral literature and storytelling. Before they had a writing system, they passe...
  • 8,216
  • 1 year ago