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" His office was singular: when the house for the dead had been erected, and the corpse placed upon the platform or bier, the priest ordered a hole to be dug in the earth or floor, near the foot of the platform. Over this he prayed to the god, by whom it... "
Tales of Travel, etc - Página 128
por F. B. MILLER - 1833 - 198 páginas
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Missionary Records

1799
...was called the talma bure tiapapau, literally, " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular : when the house for the dead had been erected, and...of the deceased had been required. The purport of his prayer was, that all the dead man's sins, and especially that for which his soul had been called...
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Polynesian Researches: During a Residence of Nearly Six Years in the South ...

William Ellis - 1829 - 576 páginas
...was called the tulnin bure tiapapau, literally "corpse-pray • ing priest." His office was singular: when the house for the dead had been erected, and...of the deceased had been required. The purport of his prayer was, that all the dead man's sins, and especially that for which his soul had been called...
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Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in ..., Volumen1

William Ellis - 1831 - 414 páginas
...who was called the tahua bure tiapapau, literally " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular : when the house for the dead had been erected, and...the earth or floor, near the foot of the platform. D Over this he prayed to the god, by whom it was supposed the spirit of the deceased had been required....
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Polynesian Researches: During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in ..., Volumen1

William Ellis - 1832
...who was called the tahua bure tiapapau, literally " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular: when the house for the dead had been erected, and...of the deceased had been required. The purport of his prayer was, that all the dead man's sins, and especially that for which his soul had been called...
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Polynesian Researches: During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in ..., Volumen1

William Ellis - 1833
...the tahua bure tiapapau, literally " corpseE raying priest." His office was singular: when the ouse for the dead had been erected, and the corpse placed...of the deceased had been required. The purport of his prayer was, that all the dead man's sins, and especially that for which his soul had been called...
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Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in ..., Volumen1

William Ellis - 1831
...who was called the tahua bure tiapapau, literally " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular : when the house for the dead had been erected, and...the earth or floor, near the foot of the platform. 2 D Over this he prayed to the god, by whom it was supposed the spirit of the deceased had been required....
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Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years ..., Volúmenes1-2

William Ellis - 1853
...tiapapau, literally " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular: when the house for the dead hatl been erected, and the corpse placed upon the platform...the earth or floor, near the foot of the platform. 2 D I. Over this he prayed to the god, by whom it was supposed the spirit of the deceased had been...
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Caste and Christianity: A Looking-glass for the Times

Temple Christian Faber - 1857 - 474 páginas
...was called the Tahua, bu/re tiupapu, literally, " Corpse praying priest." His office was singular. When the house for the dead had been erected, and...foot of the platform. Over this he prayed to the god ; when it was supposed that the spirit of the deceased had been released. The purport of his prayer...
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Curiosities of savage life

James Greenwood - 1864
...employed, who was called the tahna bure tiapapau, or " corpse-praying priest." His office was singular. When the house for the dead had been erected, and the corpse placed upon the bier, the priest ordered a hole to be dug near the foot of it. Over this hole the priest prayed to...
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Killing the god (cont'd) The golden bough

James George Frazer - 1900
...prepared, and the corpse placed on the platform or bier, the priest ordered a hole to be made in the floor, near the foot of the platform. Over this he prayed to the god by whom it was supposed that the soul of the deceased had been called away. The purport of his prayer was that all the dead...
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