Cultural Myths of Mota Uwi Water Resources in Making Social Investigation: A case study in Ngalukodja Village, Indonesia

Authors

  • Zainur Wula Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Muhammadiyah University Kupang, Indonesia.
  • Nhelbourne K. Mohammad Faculty of Social Science, Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52223/JSSA23-040301-72

Keywords:

Water resources myth, Mota Uwi spring, Achieve social order, Social science, Ngalukoja

Abstract

The study aimed to discover the mythological culture of Mota Uwi Springs in achieving social order in Ngalukodja village, Indonesia. This is sociocultural research; data collection is done through observation and in-depth interviews with the snowball informant technique. The results showed that the sociocultural system and magical religious rituals were seen in people's lives that aimed to keep people from exploring forest products around the spring site, cutting trees for building materials and firewood. The public believes that if entering the source of the spring without customary rituals, natural disasters or calamities will befall the individuals who do it, even their families. The origin of the springs has been guarded by ancestral spirits for hundreds of years, defending the descendants who inhabited the Ngalukodja territory. The myth can realize the social order in maintaining the destruction of forests and springs and recognizing the continuity of the university, understanding the welfare of society and the common good.

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Published

2023-08-05

How to Cite

Wula, Z., & K. Mohammad, N. (2023). Cultural Myths of Mota Uwi Water Resources in Making Social Investigation: A case study in Ngalukodja Village, Indonesia. Journal of Social Sciences Advancement, 4(3), 01–07. https://doi.org/10.52223/JSSA23-040301-72
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