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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 57, Arunta Sun Woman Summary

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 57, Arunta Sun Woman Summary and Analysis

The Arunta people of central Australia take a somewhat unusual view of the sun. Most ancient communities view the sun as a masculine image, while the moon is a feminine image. The Arunta people assign a feminine persona to the sun.

As the Sun Woman rises each day she carries a glowing torch of fire into the sky. As she sinks beneath the desert sands "those who have passed from earth" greet her. She honors the ancient souls and they provide her with a new red dress and torch for the next day's journey.

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