anapel

Siberian - A 'naming. Stone. Some tribes believe that the soul of an ancestor is reborn in a new baby, which must be given that ancestor's name. This name is discovered by using the anapel, which is suspended from a stick so that it swings freely. The names of ancestors are recited and the appropriate name is indicated when the anapel starts to swing more rapidly. Occasionally identified as anapel.

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