Vu

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The Vu is a term used by the Fijian people[1] to refer to their ancestral gods or, in LP terms, member of their Guide Network.

Syncretic Terms

Guide Network > Antiguas, Grandfather, Grandmother, Little People, Rai, Vu, Zidqhmy

Notes

"It is impossible to talk about Fijian tradition without dealing with the basis of that tradition, the Vu — the “ancestral gods,” the “spirits of dead ancestors,” or more simply “the ancestors.” The word Vu refers both to the more ancient, cosmological gods, such as Degei, who rule over all Fiji, and to the spirits of dead ancestors and other relatives, who inhabit the local areas still connected with their progeny. These two groups are not disconnected; Fijians see the cosmological gods as their ancestors, their relatives, the only difference being that these gods are generations more remote in the past than recently deceased relatives."[2]

Vu mana and guidance is essential in the Fijian healing practice.[3]

Footnotes

  1. Katz, Richard. The Straight Path of the Spirit: Ancestral Wisdom and Healing Traditions in Fiji. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 1999
  2. Katz, Richard. The Straight Path of the Spirit: Ancestral Wisdom and Healing Traditions in Fiji. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 1999. p. 19.
  3. Katz, Richard. The Straight Path of the Spirit: Ancestral Wisdom and Healing Traditions in Fiji. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 1999. p. 19.
References
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