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#1 Jun-15-2016 12:35:pm

Suckachsinheet
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The four directions

Is there any extant material regarding the four cardinal directions in the Lenape cosmology, other than the names of the associated Keepers? Are there actually colors associated with them? Other manituwak (animal spirit helpers, messengers, etc.)? Seasons, I suppose, are a given, since they are incorporated into some of the names. I have been taught such things, but I suspect that they were overlaid with ideas from other cultures. Kraft did not elaborate beyond the names in the material I read yesterday.


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#2 Jun-15-2016 01:03:pm

sschkaak
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Re: The four directions

So far as I know, the only things associated with the Keepers of the Four Directions are the winds which emanate therefrom.

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