Ekaitzegileak: dibinitate menditarrak
Arana, Anuntzi (1998) Ekaitzegileak: dibinitate menditarrak. Inx: Mendia, Gizartea eta Kultura = Montaña, Sociedad y Cultura = Montagne, Société et Culture. Zainak. Cuadernos de Antropología-Etnografía (17). Eusko Ikaskuntza, Donostia-San Sebastián, pp. 229-242.
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In Basque mythology the various divinities that are related to meteorology all live in caves, but not too far from the sky since it is in the atmosphere where the phenomena that such divinities represent take place. Thus, the forms adopted by a feminine divinity of the type of the Lady of Anboto are large fowl (ravens, vultures) or a dragon. This article shows how all those various storm brewers join forces and it also explains that more than underground divinities, ("Amalur") they are ethereal divinities, who well in the heavens. Wizardry was also frequently carried out in the mountains, in order to control the storm, the rain or the drought provoked by such divinities: the same purposes were pursued in the celebrations that took place in hermitages and crosses situated on mountain crests
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