Narrator:  Eulodia Dagua

from interviews by Tod D. Swanson

1.  Eulodia Dagua, "Weather and the Emotions of Birds, Fish, and Humans"  

 

Amazonian Kichwa thinking on weather and the emotions.  Tod Swanson interviews Eulodia Dahua in Pastaza Kichwa.  English subtitles.

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Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Weather and the Emotions of Birds, Fish, and Humans.'''  Youtube video. 2:30  April 11, 2015. https://youtu.be/RUQE-SnPM1Q

2.  "A memory painted on a Runa woman's face.’”

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Tod D. Swanson,   "A memory painted on a Runa woman's face.’” Youtube video.  3:56. September 26, 2013. https://youtu.be/2FVzJh69jyQ

3.  Eulodia Dagua, "A wild cacao tree kills a man."

 

Pastaza Quichua narrative of how a puka kamibiaj, a wild relative of the cacao tree (Theobrama subicanum) kills a man who takes its fruit without asking permission.  English and Quichua subtitles.  Recorded in June 2010 and translated by Tod Swanson.

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'A wild cacao tree kills a man.'" Youtube video.  3:12. December 6, 2016. https://youtu.be/uMOyj1QoPzY

4.  Eulodia Dagua, "I am a parrot who drinks from the bromeliads."

 

Quichua text

English text

Pastaza Quichua song

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'I am a parrot who drinks his chicha from the bromeliads.'" Youtube video.  5:20. December 16, 2016. https://youtu.be/QCM63K1KKbY 

5.  Eulodia Dagua, "Wild Cacao Tree Kills a Greedy Man (June 2012)."

 

Eulodia Dagua tells the story of how the spirit of a wild cacao tree killed a man who wanted to steal its fruit.  To keep this from happening the old people used to chop down the tree before harvesting its fruit.  This killed the tree spirit that might avenge the taking of its fruit.

Cite video as

Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'Wild Cacao Tree Kills a Greedy Man (June 2012).'" Youtube video.  9:41. December 6, 2016. https://youtu.be/5SbQ4CKWyIE

6.  Eulodia Dagua, "Dance Like a Deer.’”

 

In Pastaza Quichua with English Subtitles.

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Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Dance Like A Deer.'"A memory painted on a Runa woman's face.’” Youtube video.  1:25. November 2, 2011.   https://youtu.be/fhBwoDolDwU

7.  Eulodia Dagua, "Why I Wake Up the Tree to Harvest Its Medicine."  

Pastaza Quichua text with English translation.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Why I Wake Up the Tree to Harvest Its Medicine."' Youtube video. 1:13.  October 17 , 2015.  https://youtu.be/lsxrfPNWxAI

Quizlet exercise on vocabulary in "Why I wake up a tree."

8.  "Eulodia Dagua, "Sweeping Away the Breath of Trees."

Quichua Text

Please cite the video as:

Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'Sweeping Away the Breath of Trees.'" Youtube video.  1:11. March 23, 2016.

https://youtu.be/MrtI3qj3Lkc

9.  Eulodia Dagua, "Newborn Child Dies Like the Snake His Father Killed."

 

This video illustrates how, in Quichua thinking, the human body is physically connected to the bodies of people and animals with who it is related.  In an interview with Tod Swanson Eulodia Dagua tells how her newborn son died with the same bodily movements as those of a dying snake killed by the child's father six days after the birth. 

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'Newborn Child Dies Like the Snake His Father Killed.'" Youtube video.  5:01. December 7, 2016. https://youtu.be/SGnVTYbI0CQ

10.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Sound of the Banded Owl"

 

Many contemporary as well as archaeological ceramic sculptures are made with their mouths open because they are meant to evoke the concrete memory of a particular sound.  Thus the referent of the art is something audible but invisible. In this case it is the sound of the banded owl, a nocturnal bird which is often heard but almost never seen.  In this video Eulodia recounts how her father told her that the sound protected their family by scaring away death and harmful spirits with its loud cry.

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Sound of the Banded Owl.'" Youtube video.  2:05. December 7, 2016. https://youtu.be/Ok7WCGbpnn4

11.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Nalpi River Bowl"

 

Western abstract art abstracts from the particular ignorer to capture an idea or the "essence" of something.  It abstracts in order to escape particularity.  By contrast this bowl recalls a memory of a particular place on a particular river, the Nalpi River.  This evoking of specific memory is characteristic of Amazonian Quichua art.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Nalpi River Bowl.'" Youtube video.  1:01. December 7, 2016.  https://youtu.be/Xc97NHNuWNY

12.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Path to Chiriboga"

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Path to Chiroboga.'" Youtube video.  1:45. December 8, 2016.  https://youtu.be/09bcffslz8c

13.  Eulodia Dagua, "A Ceramic Representation of the Kuaentza River."

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Tod D. Swanson, "'Eulodia Dagua, "A Ceramic Representation of the Kuaentza River.'" Youtube video.  1:54. December 29, 2016.  https://youtu.be/JzxFAHuJnWE

14.  Eulodia Dagua, "How My Grandfather Became a Jaguar."

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Tod D. Swanson, "'Eulodia Dagua, "How My Grandfather Became a Jaguar.'" Youtube video.  3:28. December 21, 2016. https://youtu.be/Vj5Wg_drEG8

15.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Sound of the Cicada"

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Sound of the Cicada'" Youtube video.  3:46. December 8, 2016. https://youtu.be/4HDkB0m6RUA

16.  Eulodia Dagua, "A face painted with water animals to resist sickness."  

 

In order to become resistant to sickness Pastaza Kichwa  woman Eulodia Dagua paints her face with water animals that resist barbasco fish poison.  Interview by Tod Swanson at Iyarina.  Andes and Amazon Field School  June, 2013.

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Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'A face painted with water animals to resist sickness.'''  Youtube video. 2:40.  August 15, 2013.  https://youtu.be/0A_TRfZmQmU

17.  Eulodia Dagua, "Widowed Toucans Sing Love Songs."  

 

Men and women use toucans to carry their love songs anonymously over distance.  The reason they use toucans is that toucans always travel in pairs.  When one of them is shot its mate, whether male or female, perches in the top of a tall tree and sings plaintively until a new mate arrives. By the end of the day it has its new lover. This is why toucan songs are particularly effective as love songs.

English text of the interview

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Widowed Toucans Sing Love Songs.'''  Youtube video. 4:26.  December 9, 2016.  https://youtu.be/_lrLznnM6gI

18.  Eulodia Dagua, "Red Mushroom Woman Give a Rash."

 

Quichua Text

English Translation

 

A mother leaves a child home alone to bring the child food from her garden. But when she returns to feed the child the baby is not hungry.  "A grandma came to feed me mushrooms the baby girl would say.  This happened over and over.  The child also developed a diaper rash.  So the mother pretended to go out to her garden. Instead she hid in the bushes to watch. After a little while she saw a small old lady red with rash come scratching herself all over. The woman opened a leaf packet of tiny red mushrooms that resembled the rash on the old lady's skin.  After opening the packet she sat the child on top of the small red mushrooms .  The baby began to scratch all over.  Then the mother knew why the baby was never hungry and why she had the rash.  It was the Forest Spirit Mushroom who came to her as the old lady.

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Tod Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'Red Mushroom Woman Gives a Rash.'"  Youtube Video.  2:33.   December 19, 2016. https://youtu.be/-Xb6XEZn-po

19.  Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, "Eulodia Dagua, "The Garden of Another Will Drink Your Blood.'"  

Pastaza Quichua

Includes a song to protect a chagra from strangers.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Eulodia Dagua, "The Garden of Another Will Drink Your Blood."."' Youtube video. 6:27. December 16, 2016. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ycdv2VryK0

20.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Moon's Sister Becomes the Kingu Constellation."  

English subtitles.

Version with Quichua subtitles

 

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "The Moon's Sister Becomes the Kingu Constellation."' Youtube video. 2:07 November 10, 2015.  https://youtu.be/_iqgbM0S-M8

21.  Eulodia Dagua, "Kamungui Warmi.’” 

 

In Pastaza Quichua.

Cite video as

Tod D. Swanson,   "Eulodia Dagua, 'Kamungui Warmi.'’” Youtube video.  3:07. August 22, 2016. https://youtu.be/ZvnwkP3NtTY

23.  Eulodia Dagua, "Our Babies Cry Like the Animals We Eat."

Quichua text with English translation

Please cite this video as:

Tod D. Swanson,   "Eulodia Dagua, 'Our Babies Cry Like the Animals We Eat.’” Youtube video.  2:37.   May 16, 2016. https://youtu.be/ryu7_ODW9j8

24.  Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, ""A Generous Host Becomes the Chuku Tree (Erythrina poeppigiana)".'"  

Pastaza Quichua

Includes a song to protect a chagra from strangers.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, '"A Generous Host Becomes the Chuku Tree (Erythrina poeppigiana)."' Youtube video. 3:49. November 27, 2011.  https://youtu.be/8aF02E9rbYo

22.  Eulodia Dagua, Ushpa Oritu: The Sound of a Parakeet without its Flock. 

Quichua text with English translation

Please cite this video as:

Tod D. Swanson,   "Eulodia Dagua, 'Ushpa Oritu: The Sound of a Parakeet Without its Flock. .’” Youtube video.  2:38.   August 23, 2016. https://youtu.be/DtWTC0gdgfU

25.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Solitude of the Chuchikián Bird." 

Video and subtitles in Pastaza Quichua.

Please cite this video as:

Tod D. Swanson,   "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Solitude of the Chuchikián Pishku.’”  Youtube video.  0:54.   August 23, 2016  https://youtu.be/JfydYoZ659g

26.  Eulodia Dagua, "The Solitude of the Kukulí Bird."

In Quichua with subtitles set to English.  Subtitles can be changed to Spanish or Quichua by clicking the "settings" icon on Youtube.

 

Please cite this video as:

Tod D. Swanson,   "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Solitude of the Kukulí Bird.’” Youtube video.  2:03.   August 19, 2016. https://youtu.be/Pu22oLPpdBw

27.  Eulodia Dagua, "Napo Yaku Tandishku."  

 

In Pastaza Quichua with English Subtitles.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Napo Yaku Tandishku.'''  Youtube video. 2:49.  December 13, 2011. https://youtu.be/7u0eI3B8U_k

28.  Eulodia Dagua, "I Paint My Face Like a Harpy Eagle."

 

 

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Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'I Paint My Face Like a Harpy Eagle.'"  Youtube video. 5:44   December 14, 2016. https://youtu.be/C3Ai8XhgMZc

29.  Eulodia Dagua, "On the Origin of the Flute."

 

 

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Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'On the Origin of the Flute.'"  Youtube video. 4:03   December 21, 2016. https://youtu.be/fYqrA-gR_-Y

30.  Eulodia Dagua, "Music, Sadness, and Memory."

 

 

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Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Music, Sadness, and Memory.'"  Youtube video. 2:32   December 21, 2016. https://youtu.be/E4-pD9IzQ8A

31.  Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 1." 

Quichua subtitles.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 1."'  Youtube video. 2:56.  April 10, 2014.   https://youtu.be/x9AFLZra6sQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32.  Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 2." 

Quichua subtitles

 

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Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 2."'  Youtube video. 2:56.  April 10, 2014.  https://youtu.be/OY8Kw9U6p7Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.  Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 3." 

Quichua subtitles.

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Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 2."'  Youtube video. 0:31.  April 10, 2014.   https://youtu.be/0fWvBS4RCD4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.  Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 4." 

Quichua subtitles.

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Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 4."'  Youtube video. 0:57.  April 10, 2014.

https://youtu.be/dzQ1-LtNsaI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.  Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 5." 

Quithua subtitles.

 

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  'Eulodia Dagua, "Jiluku, Kingu, and the Moon, Pt. 4."'  Youtube video. 0:48.  April 10, 2014. 

https://youtu.be/6aHlvOGO_PI

36.  Eulodia Dagua, "Toucan Song for a Girl No One Wants."

 

​This song uses images from the life cycle of a toucan to create sympathy for a young girl who rejected in marriage. When baby toucans are inside their hollow tree nests they are dirty and often covered with worms. But when they learn to fly and wash in rainwater they become splendidly beautiful.  In traditional times marriages were arranged when the girl was 8 or 10 (and consummated after puberty). Like the toucan the rejected girl is still in the nest but when she flies she too will be beautiful.

 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Toucan Song for a Girl No One Wants.'"  Youtube video. 3:29   January 1, 2017. https://youtu.be/kVhJkUQ6GJQ

37.  Eulodia Dagua, "Avoid Angry People Like Chonta Thorns."

 

 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua.  'Avoid Angry People Like Chonta Thorns.'"  Youtube video. 3:43   January 1, 2017.   https://youtu.be/0S9mP0uADtY

38.  Eulodia Dagua, "Eulodia Dagua, "You Married a Red Pepper Woman."."

 

 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'You Married a Red Pepper Woman.'"  Youtube video. 4:07. January 1, 2017.   https://youtu.be/PdEPcNQICxs

39.  Eulodia Dagua and Pedro Andi, "A Bird that Cries When People Die: the Chestnut Eared Aracari."

 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua and Pedro Andi, 'A Bird that Cries When People Die.'" Youtube video.  4:12. February 8,  2020.  https://youtu.be/hOxp4rgJZiA

40. Carmen Andi and Eulodia Dagua "On Speaking Nicely to a Medicine Tree: Kichwa Harvest of Cespedesia Spathulata"  YouTube video 5:50 February 8, 2020  https://youtu.be/EROaSvnDBS4

41.  Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, "It is the trees that call the rain."

 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, "It is the trees that call the water.'"  YouTube video 3:34.  April 25, 2015. https://youtu.be/xMYG0Vr_doI

Study guide (multiple choice questions)

42.  Eulodia Dagua, "Spirit Masters of the Game Slam the Door and Animals Disappear."

 

Cite video as:

 YouTube video 0:47.  April 24, 2017.  https://youtu.be/rPaNEOy7Q2Y

Quichua text with English translation

Eulodia Dagua, "How the birds get their voices." 

 

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson.  Interview with Eulodia Dagua, "How the birds get their voices."  Youtube video.  6:56. October 18, 2018. https://youtu.be/rreP2bOlDv0        

At a time when the birds were still human ayllu relations were not yet established.  This lack of ordered relations caused quarreling and resentment and it was out of this fighting that the present relation between species emerged.  According to this story  Paushi had a very beautiful daughter.  Sipuru asked for her hand in marriage and was turned down.  As he went sadly on his way he met Pawa.  Pawa organized a meeting of people (who would later become birds) to help Sipuru ask for her hand in a group.   But in the subsequent gathering an argument breaks out.  Wataracu (Ortalis guttata -Speckled Chachalaca), and Chañavi get their voices from phrases insisting that the daughter not be given to Sipuru. Pawa (Pipile pipile - Common Piping Guan), Yakami (trumpeter), Wataracu  the toucan, and chañavi  Pawa and the toucan gain their sounds from phrases that ask for her hand.  Wataracu and Chañavi get their voices from phrases insisting that the daughter not be given to sipuru.  Pawa gets her voice from the sound of crying at giving her daughter away.  The daughter herself becomes the trumpeter so that the sound of her voice will be greater all of those arguing or grieving over her marriage.

"Lumucha misha: A medicine to make dogs make dogs hunt pacas.'"  Tod D. Swanson interview with Eulodia Dagua.  YouTube video  1:24.  April 22, 2014.

​https://youtu.be/qGwcW_dRC3o

 

​Recorded in the summer of 2010.

Eulodia Dagua, Killu Mandi Sisa Yura.  YouTube video, 5:22.  December 16, 2016.  Recorded by Tod Swanson.  https://youtu.be/CzwbNhBLsjU

Eulodia Dagua, "Sleep Little Baby! A Hawk is coming" A Kichwa Lullaby. Youtube video 2:10.  https://youtu.be/iLE9_SKGd7Q

Eulodia Dagua, Achuar Kuru Warmi.  YouTube video, 2:57.   Recorded by Tod Swanson.  

https://youtu.be/r_AB8F_oMHU

Eulodia Dagua, "Turning of the Earth." Youtube video 6:50.

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