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ACCORDING to Guarani legend a forest god planned to take a beautiful Indian girl, Naipi, as his sacrificial wife.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to an eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe, which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
So now: the forest god has left his element; / careless of my intoxication, he navigates the sunken rocks, / his naked unarmoured body the figure head.
When Jane wonders about the continuing absence of her forest god (Tarzan to the readers, but "the forest god" to all of the characters who cannot resolve his identity with the Tarzan who composes the written notes), it is suggested to her by others that perhaps he is a member of the cannibal tribe.
While readers are certain of Tarzan's identity and can be assured of his oppositional status to the Mbongans, because of the confusion over the written notes ascribed to "Tarzan" and the absence of clear understanding of who the forest god is (how can he be Tarzan if he cannot speak English?
The awe is genuine, the reference to deity not merely a casual blasphemy, for a god had lived in that tree--a forest god feared and revered from the very beginning of our time on the planet, when protohumans left the forest, stood upright, and with an opposed thumb, a hungry belly, and year-round estrus came to dominate the world.
They believed that if a tree within the grove were cut down, the forest gods would withhold the rain.
This elementality heightens the building's curious sense of timelessness; looming through the trees like an abandoned temple to ancient forest gods, there are few clues as to what is concealed within the imposing timber flanks.
Carried over from European civilizations, the ceremony originally honored a tree spirit for the use of wood in homes or enlisted the blessing of the forest gods for fertile land and home.