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Atenea (Concepción)

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LEAL LADRON DE GUEVARA, Alejandra. Salvation ritual centred on the Chronicle of the Journey of Omagua and Dorado. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.501, pp. 35-52. ISSN 0718-0462.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622010000100003.

This comparative study describes the sacred character of the salvation ritual that ap-pears in a corpus conformed by the discourses of The Chronicle of the Journey of Omagua and Dorado by Francisco Vásquez and Pedrarías de Almesto (1561), with three novels from the XXth Century and four readings of pre-Columbian texts. In this context, we will apply the genetic model of the myth represented in the bundles of relations in the syntagmatic units of the ritual components (Lévi-Strauss, 1976) of natural language and its underlying meaning, only comprehensible in the context of an exemplary model present in one of the most important human activities: the ceremony of expiation of guilt mediated through the salvation ritual.

Palabras clave : Myth; ritual; plot.

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