7 iku Petara Iban (7 Gods of Iban) ngau miring

Why Ibans count up to from one seven only?

Because there are 7 petaras as follows:

1) Sengalang Burung – God of war
2) Raja Menjaya – God of medicine
3) Raja Simpulang Gana – God of Land/farming/agriculture
4) Raja Biku Bunsu Petara – God of Resources
5) Raja Selempandai, Raja Selempeta, Raja Selempetuh – God of Creation
6) Ini Inda, Ini Inee, Ini Andan – God of Justice
7) Raja Anda Mara – God of Wealth

All of them are the children of Raja Jembu and grandchilds of Raja Durong.

Nama kabuah leka piring meseti numbor ganjil 3, 5, 7 tauka 9?
Tu nitihke pemayuh raja ti dikangau datai alu diberi pring ading.

Kelimpah ari 7 iku petara datas, leka piring tau ditambah tinggi agi kena nyengkaum:

8) Urang Panggau ngau Gelong
9) Bunsu antu baka antu ruwak
10) Petara aki ini

Brapa agih piring ti patut diengkahke tauka digantung?
Nitihke cunto dibaroh tu:
– ba 4 sukut bilik,
– 1 ba dapur,
– 1 ba atas benda beras,
– 1 ba tanju,
– 1 ba sadau
– 1 ba keresa lama baka benda, tajau,
– 1 ba keresa baru baka mutukar, mutosikar etb.
– 1 ba apih duit

Reference:
http://ibanpedia.wordpress.com/category/adat-asal/jalai-pengarap/petara-iban/

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