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While less colorful than Mariwin, the Ritual of Capybara is more musical.  Imitating animals of the rain forest is a common theme among indigenous people of the Amazon.  Animals and animal spirits are important in both their society and religion.  The Matis do not differentiate between the real and spiritual worlds and both good and evil animal spirits are thought to permeate the world, determining success in hunting, health, and good fortune. 


 

 
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