Custom and Myth
haha, a hymn to the mystic wind,
is pronounced by Maori priests at the moment of the initiation of young
men in the tribal mysteries. It is a mere conjecture, and possibly
enough capable of disproof, but we have a suspicion that the use of
the mystica vannus Iacchi
was a mode of raising a sacred wind
analogous to that employed by whirlers of the turndun.