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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 45, Jezanna Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 45, Jezanna Summary and Analysis

Jezanna is the moon to the Mashona people of Zimbabwe. She is represented on the earth through a high priestess. This narrative tells of the end of human sacrifice as part of the rituals honoring Jezanna.

Notambu, the high priestess to Jezanna, is filled with anxiety as her first festival approaches. She prepares herself for her leading role in the procession. The Ngana also prepares himself for the ceremony. He enters the jungle for a month where he meditates and consumes nothing but crocodile meat. The ceremony begins on the day of the full moon. Notambu leads the procession with the Ngana following behind her, dancing and shaking his zebra tail switch. The people, young and old, follow behind the Ngana. As they proceed the people play pipes and drums and sing of their sorrow for the life of...

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