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The Dab Pog and the Xwb Kab are found throughout Hmong spiritual practices, from birth to marriage ceremonies to final rites. Register now to learn about Dab Pog, one of the oldest Hmong folklores that explores the story of the ancestral spirit guides of birth and death. In this program, we will review this story and dive into how that translates to cultural practices such as the calling of the hu plig (soul). The Dag Pog are often considered the creators and protectors of the Hmong. In counterbalance, we will also discuss the Xwb Kab, the spirit protectors of personal wealth and health, the home and hearth, and the alters often found in Hmong homes.

Follow this link to read the folklore:

Bio: Dr. Dia Cha has a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a M.A. in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and a former Research Associate with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Denver Science Museum. She is the award-winning author of the books, Queen of Needlework, Hmong American Concepts of Health, Healing, and Conventional Medicine, Dia’s Story Cloth: The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom, Teaching with Folk Stories of the Hmong, and Folk Stories of the Hmong.

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