Category Archives: Magic

Ritual actions engaged in to effect changes in the outside world.


Mexican myth

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer. Informant: A ritual that you have to do, no matter if you are Mexican, German, Chinese, American… it doesn’t matter what nationality you are. Everyone does this when they go up the first time.  Interviewer: Wait what? Where? Informant: Oh umm… Continue Reading »

The Day of the Dead

Main piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between informant and interviewer.  Informant: The day of the dead for example. This one is very popular throughout Latin America too. And it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor… everyone celebrates November 1st and 2nd. There are festivals in the streets and everyone buys those… Continue Reading »

Udala~ Folk Object/Legend

Context: Udala Tree is a folk object/legend native to my dad’s village of Onitsha. He knows about this legend because he is a titled man just like his father before him, hence why knowledge was passed down to him. C: Udala tree is a sacred tree in Onitsha that can only be used by titled… Continue Reading »