Author Archives: Kiera Hufford

Preserving the Boto: The threatened existence of a culture and species in the Amazon River Basin.

The boto, a main focus in the folklore of the Amazon River Basin, is regarded as a sacred creature, seducing women and impregnating them. The tale has a few natural variations, but one of the well-known aspects is that the boto is a danger to eat and kill. This supernatural fish is used for cultural […]



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Exploring Fox Spirits

I wanted to dive a little deeper into the belief and understanding of fox spirits, but I didn’t simply want to do a research paper. One of my favorite texts from the Gods, Ghosts, Ancestors course was Pu Songling’s┬áStrange Tales.┬áSo I thought to myself, “Why not mix my major in with my core project and […]



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