Kanji: 祖. Radical: 示. Number of strokes: 9. Meaning: “ ancestor”. Pronunciation: ソso. Other form: 祖 .

Salafism

Salafi movement or Salafism - A reform branch of Sunni Islam referring to the salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, which rooted roots in the 18th-century Wahhabi movement in Saudi Arabia, and emerged in the late 19th century in Al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt to oppose Western European imperialism. Supporting the Shariah, they reject innovations (bid'ah) and may be classified between quietists (avoiding politics), activists invested in political matters, and jihadists advocating armed struggle.

moai

Moai - Monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island - moʻai, means “statue” in Rapa nui. The complete name is Moai Aringa Ora, which means “living face of the ancestors“. “They stand with their backs to the sea and are believed by most archaeologists to represent the spirits of ancestors, chiefs, or other high-ranking males who held important positions in the history of Easter Island.” (pbs.org)

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famadihana

famadihana

Famadihana - A funerary tradition from the 17th century held in Madagascar once every seven years, said as the turning of the bones. By this tradition, the family members bring forth the corpses of their ancestors from the tombs, wrap them in fresh cloth and start dancing around before to the crypts.


famadihana

Famadihana - Une tradition funéraire du XVIIe siècle, célébrée à Madagascar tous les sept ans, connue comme "le retournement des morts". Selon cette tradition, les membres de la famille sortent les cadavres de leurs ancêtres des tombes, les enveloppent dans un tissu propre et commencent à danser avant de les redéposer dans les cryptes.

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