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In the morning he rejoined them, and they interpreted the dreams. (One source tells us that each of the warriors had a skin bag, in which one of the dreams was stored. A dream was auspicious if in it one experienced triumph. If one had doubts, one had to go early in the morning to the wild and listen to the oaimu sing. ) If the dreams were favourable the leader would again spend the night by his ﬁre, and the warriors would again sleep in the common-house. At dawn he would rejoin them and tell them to beat the ﬂoor of the common-house with their feet and lances, in order to ask the heaven-spirit, Hamo, and the war-spirit, Iafafeoi, for victory.
Here we need to summarize and compare our data, beginning with lifecycle rituals. The practice of washing new-born babies in cold water may reﬂect Dutch Christian inﬂuence, but on the other hand we are told that the aborigines believe medicines to be present in river water. As regards the birth of twins, the Paiwan are more severe, always killing both (as the Puyuma used to), whereas the Tsou do this only in the case of girls. Both Tsou and Puyuma fathers are prohibited from going to the ﬁelds and hunting after a birth.
On the fourth day the two diviners thank the two ancestors who gave the gift of rice to two brothers: three handfuls of rice are thrown onto a rock. 72 On the sixth day the ‘virile warriors’ and elders go to the mountain. On the way they make barriers, to put the domestic spirits and women behind them. Then they camp on their hunting site. On the seventh and eighth days the ‘virile warriors’ set traps. On the ninth day the 18-yearolds are initiated into their three-year marginal period, and then the males return to the village.