Mopo'a Huta on Peasant Community: A Ritual for Harmony with Nature in Molamahu Village of Gorontalo Regency - Indonesia

Momy A. Hunowu, Hatim B. Pakuna, Prof Lahaji, Muhammad Obie
2020 International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology  
This study analyzed the concepts of nature and its inhabitants, as well as the actions of peasants creating harmony with nature. This study used a qualitative approach with ethnographic methods. The data collected was mostly primary data obtained through in-depth interviews and passive participation observation. To support primary data, the researchers also collected secondary data, such as publications and previous research reports. In analyzing the data, the researchers made interview
more » ... pts, data reduction, analysis, data interpretation, and triangulation. The results found that the peasant community believed in supernatural beings as part of the forces of nature. It can do anything depending on the relationships built by the community. Mopo'a Huta ritual is the human action to create harmony with nature. The ritual begins with a procession of dance accompanied by drum beats for several nights. On the last day, offerings are prepared to entertain supernatural beings. With this banquet, the peasant community hopes that spirits no longer disturb them so that peace and prosperity can be created.
doi:10.32628/ijsrst207143 fatcat:drhontkjbbh6pis6nn4x7euvlq