Malosi: An Exploration of the Mead/Freeman Controversy and of Samoan Aggression
Mageo, Jeannette Marie
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This article's intent is to take a step toward clarifying the nature and the place of aggression in Samoan social life. Aggression has always had a focal place in Samoan culture. In pre-Christian times, Nafanua was the only divinity who was worshiped throughout the Samoan islands (Stair 1897:220). Nafanua was a war goddess.