By Jon D. Mikalson
Ancient Greek Religion presents an creation to the basic ideals, practices, and significant deities of Greek religion.
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He orders them, protects them, sets their affairs straight, and avenges injustice. Animals of the forest are also under God’s power, though they have been given to the Lele for their food. Game protection laws enforced by the Administration strike the Lele as an impious contravening of God’s act, since he originally gave all the animals in the forest to their ancestors to hunt and kill. The third class of beings under the power of God are the spirits, mingehe. In talking about them the Lele are careful not to speak in anthropomorphic terms.
A few go-ahead men keep goats or pigs, but not for food. They rear them for sale to the rich Luba lorry drivers and mechanics of the oil company at Brabanta. The Lele owners make no attempt to feed or control their livestock, which does much damage to the palms and bananas near the village. This carelessness does not result from total ignorance of rearing animals, for the Lele keep poultry and dogs successfully. In particular, the dogs are objects of an elaborate veterinary theory and practice.
He brought up all his old grievances: one of his wives had died the year before, allegedly killed by the poison of the catechist. Ngondu had actually been building her a new hut, and its unfinished framework still stood 24 Essays on the implicit in the village. He declared that every time he saw it he felt bitter in his heart, for no food cooked by his remaining wives tasted so sweet to him as hers. This brought up all his concentrated dislike of the catechist. Now his other wife was in distress because her child had been beaten for playing truant from the catechism class.