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Mûmakan Witch-Priest

The People of Mûmakan, the Mûmakanril or Mûmakanâi, were a collection of more than 400 ethnic groups.They were believed to be descendants of the Koro-Akanli, a collection of wandering tribes of the early second age, and thus relatives of the Mûlambûril,Tantûrakim and Ûsakanril.

Their late Third Age descendants were known as the Mahûd.

Mûmakani of renown

Abûndal Abûdur Abushan Apyssan Amaav Amâvlar Kâmak Tâmak Marai Morbata Shalar Shandamal Shîdur Tûru Makûbar Ûkan

Tribes

Among the larger and better known tribes these were most prominent:

Lore

  • Mûmakanril like to wear leopard and lionskins. (The skin must always come from an animal killed directly by the wearer.) In general, the Mûmakanril consider too many clothes unpractical for the wilderness. In all cases — men as well as women—they like to wear many amulets and charms, which often are said to have magical qualities. Mûmakanril have also a definite liking for gold and bronze jewelry.
  • Mûmakanril fear spirits of the dead and most sorts of sorcery.
  • The Mûmakanril are ruled by a caste of holy warriors (the sôramril) and by tribal priests (the mûmathûmril). Every Mûmakanar has a place in the tribal community; roles vacated by the death or status elevation of their former occupant are properly filled by others.
  • The Mûmakanril worship a great number of gods and spirits. Besides the ûmala (gods corresponding to the Valar and Maiar), spirits of mighty warriors, great chieftains and wise priests are also worshipped. The mightiest deities are Amâv (tribal demigod of Mûmakan), Mûdhala (god of

darkness), Kadû-baka (god of death), Lakabah (god of the great jungles),Akava (god of water) and, of course, Makûma (god of the underworld and destroyer of Men). Tribal religion is controlled by a priestly caste, the mûmathûmril, which oversees rituals, conjures living corpses and performs sometimes bloody sacrifices.

Outer information

The Mûmakanin language, made up the the ICE Authors, was spoken mainly in the South of Middle-Earth and is loosely based on Abyssian vocabulary.Other, additional Mûmakanin added by fan-modules authors was based losely on arabian, old egyptian, Fon, Maninka, Zulu and Malagasy.

References

  • Realms of Arda:Akanli
  • Lindefirion:Peoples of Middle-Earth
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