THE BELIEF IN GOD WORSHIP OF TAY PEOPLE IN VIET BAC REGION

Lương Thị Hạnh

Abstract


The belief in god worship is one of the elements of the popular spiritual culture in Vietnam, bringing the specific characteristics of the region. God Worship, in addition to showing gratitude for his merits to the nation, country and village, is also a wish that the gods will shelter and protect the villagers from natural and social disasters. This is the ultimate goal of god worship. Because according to the Tay people's concept, the gods have many magical functions, can bring blessings to help and protect the villagers, but can also bring disaster when people do what is considered wrong with the gods.

This article outlines the value of god worship, some conceptions of the Tay people's gods in order to preserve and promote the traditional cultural values, customs and habits of the people, because the gods are always good in the minds of Tay people. Those are the factors that create community cohesion and are also typical features in the spiritual life of the Tay people.

Keywords: Belief; God; Polytheism; Ancestor; Culture; Tay People; Viet Bac region.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.54163/0866-773X/626

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