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Ogotommeli - The Word



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Conversations with Ogotommeli (An Introduction to Dogon Religious ideas) – Professor Marcel Griaule

And all this process was the work of the Word.  The male with his voice [creator] accompanied the female Nummo [created] who was speaking to herself and to her own sex.  The Word entered into her and wound itself round her womb in a spiral of eight turns.  Just as the helical band of copper round the sun gives to it its daily movement, so the spiral of the Word gave to the womb its regenerative movement

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