Hainuwele

Hainuwele, `The Coconut Girl`, is a figure from the Wemale and Alune folklore of the island of Seram in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia. Her story is an origin myth. The myth of Hainuwele was recorded by German ethnologist Adolf E. Jensen following the Frobenius Institute`s 1937–8 expedition to the Maluku Islands. The study of this myth during ......
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Hainuwele

(from the article `creation myth`) In a myth from Ceram (Molucca Islands), a beautiful girl, Hainuwele, has grown up out of a coconut plant. After providing the community with their ... ...Ceram (in Indonesia), in the beginning life was not complete, or not yet `human`: vegetation and animals did not exist, and there was neith...
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