Student or Learner
Expanded context: . Daylight is provided by Elder Brother Sun (man-being) as he glides overhead westwardly along the interior surface of the sky dome from his place of emergence in the east, pausing overhead at noon to look down upon the affairs of men. At the World's Rim to the west, Elder Brother Sun begins his nocturnal passage east through the below world, and the traditional home of the souls of the deceased, to emerge once again in the east to the thanksgivings of human man-beings. # Surrounded by its cornfields, slashed-and-burned from the surrounding forest, the typical, late prehistoric Iroquois village was the world in microcosm. The Woods'
is "the world below" better?
A traditional collocation for this is "the nether world".