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tahu’a

tahu’a

Tahu’a - A man of religion in Polynesian societies in charge of ritual ceremonies, having a broad knowledge of medicinal plants and claimed to be holders of knowledge transmitted by the Atua.


tahua

Tahu’a - Homme de religion dans les sociétés polynésiennes, en charge des cérémonies rituelles, possédant une vaste connaissance des plantes médicinales et se déclarant détenteur des connaissances transmises par les Atua.

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sapeur

sapeur

Sapeurs - A fashion-movement consisting of dressing somptuously practiced in Brazzaville and Kinshasa.


sapeur

Les Sapeurs - Un mouvement de mode consistant à s'habiller somptueusement, pratiqué à Brazzaville et à Kinshasa.

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sangoma

sangoma

Traditional healers of Southern Africa - Practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa comprising of diviners (sangoma), and herbalists (inyanga) – In charge of divination, healing body and soul, counteracting witchcraft, directing birth or death rituals…


sangoma

Guérisseurs traditionnels d'Afrique australe - Praticiens de la médecine traditionnelle africaine, comprenant des devins (sangoma) et des herboristes (inyanga) - En charge de la divination, de la guérison du corps et de l'âme, de la lutte contre la sorcellerie, de la direction des rituels de naissance ou de mort, etc.

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sadhu

sadhu

Sadhu साधु "straight, right, leading straight to goal" – A religious ascetic person in India who has renounced the worldly life, dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation).


sadhu

Sādhu साधु « ayant atteint son bu » - Ascète qui a renoncé à la société pour se consacrer au moksha, la libération de l'illusion (māyā), l'arrêt du cycle des renaissances (samsara).

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fa’afafine

fa’afafine

Fa'afafine - Biologically male persons, called to behave according to feminine (and masculine) codes - Has existed in Samoan communities for centuries.


fa'afafine

Fa'afafine - Personnes biologiquement masculines, appelées à se comporter selon des codes féminins (et masculins) - Existe dans les communautés samoanes depuis des siècles.

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Dia de Muertos


Dia de Muertos

Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico. UNESCO Intangible Heritage 2008... "As practised by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the country’s predominant food crop."

Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake


Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake - An annual and now international event held near Gloucester / England. It consists of sending a 7–9 pounds round of Double Gloucester cheese from the top of the hill, competitors racing down after it in the hope to catch it.

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Michel de Nostredame

Michel de Nostredame

Michel de Nostredame (1503 - 1566) or Nostradamus - A French astrologer and apothecary – His most famous book, “Les Prophéties”, published in 1555 made him a reputed seer, as he predicted future events, resulting in numerous controversies.


Michel de Nostredame (1503 - 1566) ou Nostradamus - Un astrologueet apothicaire - Son livre le plus célèbre, «Les Prophéties», publié en 1555 fait de lui un voyant réputé, car il prédit les événements futurs, ce qui entraîne de nombreuses controverses.

Louis Braille

Louis Braille

Louis Braille (1809-1852) - Inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired.


Louis Braille (1809-1852) - Inventeur d'un système de lecture et d'écriture destiné aux aveugles et aux malvoyants.

Cang Jie

Cang Jie

Cangjie 仓颉 - A legendary inventor of Chinese characters during the era of the Yellow Emperor. Devin of the Yellow Emperor in China, known to have traditionally invented Chinese writing - To achieve this, he would have relied on the traces left by animals. He has two pairs of eyes.


Cangjie 仓颉 - Inventeur légendaire des caractères chinois à l'époque de l'Empereur jaune.

Corongo’s water judges

Corongo’s water judges

Traditional system of Corongo’s water judges - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2017 - "...an organizational method developed in Northern Peru, embracing water management and historical memory".


Système traditionnel des juges de l’eau de Corongo - Patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité 2017 - "... une méthode d’organisation mise au point dans le nord du Pérou, qui englobe la gestion de l’eau et une mémoire historique".

Biwa houshi

Biwa houshi

Biwa hôshi 琵琶法師 – Lute priests in Japan, caretakers of the Tale of the Heike, playing the biwa.


Biwa hôshi 琵琶法師 - Prêtres luthistes au Japon, gardiens du dit des Heike, accompagnés au son du biwa.