Cowrie

  • (noun): Any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells.
    Synonyms: cowry

Some articles on cowrie:

Cowrie-shell Divination - In West African Religion and Its Diaspora - Relationship To Ifa and Ocha
... Cowrie-shell divination is derived from the Ifá divination practiced by Yoruba priests in Africa ... Babalawos do not use cowrie shells, but instead the epuele chain, made of pieces of kola nut or coconut shell on a metal chain ... The cowrie-shells, called dilogun, are used by priests and priestesses of Ocha, who are commonly called Santeros and Santeras ...
Joanna Newsom - Licensing of Songs
... In 2007, "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" was used in the PBS documentary Following Sean ... In 2007, "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" was sung by an aspiring musician in the film Great World of Sound ... In 2008, "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" was used in a television commercial for HSBC ...
Trivia Monacha
... Trivia monacha, also known as the European cowrie or spotted cowrie, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Triviidae ... similar species Trivia arctica, the northern cowrie ...
Cowrie-shell Divination
... Cowrie shell divination refers to several distinct form of divination using cowrie shells that are part of the rituals and religious beliefs of several religions ... such as The Regla de Ocha Santeria, the Regla de Ifa, Candomblé and Umbanda, forms of cowrie-shell divination have been documented in other regions, including East Africa and India ...
Decipherment Of Rongorongo - Accounts From Easter Island - Jaussen
... is a mistranslation Jaussen glossed the five glyphs as porcelaine, French for both "cowrie" and the cowrie-like Chinese ceramic which is called porcelain in English ... Jaussen's Rapanui gloss, pure, means specifically "cowrie" ...