Tag Archive: Chile

May 21 2013

The ritual of the birdman cult, the Manutara of Motu Nui

The Sooty Tern breeds often in great colonies on remote rocky islands and reefs. One of its regular breeding-places is the small rocky island of Moto Nui, lying off the S.W. end of Easter Island close to the crater of Rano Kao. In this post is described the great annual ceremony which was observed by …

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