Battlefield Heroes…


On the battlefield itself individuals make extraordinary sacrifices:

  • Iwa Manyanga (Mambwe, Zambia): to fight one another crawling along on all fours.
  • Mamakakaua (Hawaiian): the leading man in battle who bears the brunt of the fighting.
  • Ohiampunut (Finnish): one who has survived in battle (literally, shot/fired past).
  • Abhi-vira (Sanskrit): surrounded by heroes.

Reference

de Boinod, A.J. (2007) Toujours Tingo. London: Penguin Books. p.287.

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