Beliefs of Local Residents in the South Central Coast
The diversity of coastal culture and notably the cults and worship of the locals in the South-Central Coast have been discussed in literature from diff erent perspectives. The paper examines the local cults of worshiping Cá Ô ng (Whale), Lady Po Nagar, and spirits of the dead in terms of the origin, characteristics and values. Thereby, it proposes solutions for the preservation and promotion of the local religious values in the current context.
(Received 13 July 2020; published 5 December 2020)