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Djambu Baros

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Batak (Sumatra, Indonesia) mythology, the tree of life. It grows in the topmost heaven. On each leaf of this tree a word is written, such as luck, wealth, happiness, fruitfulness, etc. The soul (called tondi) must obtain one of these before it can depart for the earth. The longevity and fortunes of each unborn child depend upon what the tondi is able to obtain for its future being.

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