International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Teachings of Death as Depicted in Tshivenda Folklore
Prof N. M. Musehane
Folklore,like all genres of literature in Tshivenda,teaches people morals in aspects such as love,death,economy ,legal and life in general.Death is one of the themes found in folkloe that teaches morals in humanity.The aim of this paper is to investigate the teachings of morals brought by death as depicted in Tshivenda folklore.The researcher would accomplish this by analysing more thantwo thousand proverbs, praise forms,praise names,riddles idioms etc,from published and unpiublished literary works .These aspects of folklore would be subjected to a sociological theories to find out how death is depicted in teachings of morals to the Vhavenda community.

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