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Guarded by holy ancestors spirits

September11
"Guarded by holy ancestors spirits"

Guarded by holy ancestors spirits

Before being discovered in 1837, the people who lived around Mt. Patuha believed that the mountain top was a sacred place, haunted by the holy spirits of their ancestors. They would never venture anywhere near the mountain top’s forests. A trespass like that would mean bad luck or even death. They also believed that on certain nights these spirits would have a meeting discussing the security and welfare of their people and the conservation of the forests and the natural resources that supported their livelihood.