The myths of the yoruba gods
Why would a god desire companionship how do the yoruba gods care for the world and the people how do the events of the myths demonstrate the concerns of the yoruba tribe are those concerns still vital today. Ancient mythology about african gods and godesses have a cultural & historical look at ancient legends, myths and stories to explore facts bout gods & goddesses of african region are associated with creation, nature, beauty, love, death, war, and destruction. Find gods search the holy database of all known gods a-z index list of deity names from african mythology please mention godcheckercom when praying to.
Ogun, yoruba mythology and wole soyinka april 27, 2014, 9:05 pm soyinka since charles sarvan, who says he is ‘a fervent believer in a god called ogun’ in his letter, tattoo of the buddha (the island of april 25) has not said who ogun is. Mythedit mythologyedit fyeahmyths erzulie erzulie dantor mami wata la sirène haitian mythology haitian gods yoruba mythology yoruba gods mythology moodboard my edit queering myths collection 29 notes. The yoruba people live in south-western nigeria at one time, they were organised into several kingdoms, each ruled by the oba or king traditionally, they believed in almost four hundred gods, goddesses and spirits, most with their own cult and prieststhe yoruba also have an extensive literature of poetry, myth, stories and proverbs.
Buzzfeed pride these african deities are the best gods you've never heard of these african deities are the best gods you've never heard of move over odin, ra, and zeus, there's a new really old pantheon in town. Tags: yemoja yemaya orisha orisha yoruba yoruba religion african religion african mythology myths and legends fuckyeahafricanmythology september 28. The gods of the yoruba (called “orishas”) live in orundu-nla, the sky the first city of the yoruba was ife, founded by obatala, but it now lies under water.
Traditional stories woven around a pantheon of gods and mythical figures but also with legends, fables and more general subjects that played and play a part in african mythology and african life - gallery a web gallery of contemporary east and south african paintings home portal artists gallery contact impressum myths, legends, beliefs and tradional stories from africa. Hey babies since i seem to be on this yoruba kick i figure now is a good time for me to go back to one of my favorite gods: elegua well, technically my favorite god is legba. Outsiders sometimes call santería or regla de ocha a primitive or esoteric religion in reality, it's neither the yoruba people, who are the ancestors of the lucumí religion, had a highly civilized kingdom in africa with a rich culture.
West african mythology visit the links to learn about the myths of west africa related to objects in the sky, and aspects of their world back to the world map. Pris: 169 kr inbunden, 1980 skickas inom 11-20 vardagar köp yoruba myths av ulli beier på bokuscom. 5) from her body also came 15 gods, said to be the grandchildren of oduduwa and orisha- nla and thus, the earth and all its orisas were created starkly different to the chicken, snail, shell, chameleon ,rope and palmwine version the ketus are also yoruba in fact very staunchly so what accounts for the variation in creation myths. Creation myths these myths normally tell of how the gods created the world and mankind there are some common stories of how the gods were themselves born, their wars against the elder gods, and probably the most interesting, is the story of a great flood with few human survivors.
Creation myths of the ancient world creation myths in egypt, mesopotamia, and greece gener- ally express the idea of the creation and defense of an ordered cosmos from out of primordial chaos many connections can be made among these different mythic traditions in their attempts to make sense of the natural world for example, the idea of water. This entertaining collection of the myths of the yoruba people of southwestern nigeria bears a surprising resemblance to those of the greeks the same rather arbitrary intervention of orishas (gods) in human affairs obtains -- plus all the rivalries and pettinesses we axe accustomed to from the. The first book to explore the sacred myths of santeria - includes more than 100 myths, stories, and histories about the odu and the orishas - reassembles the oral fragments from the african diaspora into coherent stories - demonstrates that the african peoples, specifically the yoruba, were deeply spiritual at the core of the diloggun--the. When the yoruba were taken as slaves to the americans they were active to the formation of new _____ religions afro-caribbean vodou is concerned mainly with bringing its followers into _____ with the gods that control the natural world.
Yoruba pantheon, because he serves as a middle-man or the go-between of other gods and the people, and between the people and their ancestors” (sobola 1988:6) ifa is a famous divination god among the yoruba and it is very rare for the. Abiku in yoruba mythology, abiku is a term that refers to the spirits of children who die before reaching puberty etymology abiku is from abi (that which possesses) and iku (death) and means predestined to death.
The yoruba pantheon or orisa is comprised of about 400 gods each god has a particular function and place in a hierarchy ancestor spirits occupy the. The yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practices of the yoruba people its homeland is in present-day southwestern nigeria and the adjoining parts of benin and togo, commonly known as yorubaland yoruba religion is formed of diverse traditions it has influenced a host of thriving traditions such as. How do the yoruba gods care for the world and the people how do the events of the myths demonstrate the concerns of the yoruba. The religious traditions of antiquity continue to astound and delight modern-day people who appreciate the history of their cultures or the endearing power of their myths if you're looking for a specific deity, consult an alphabetical list of the major gods and goddesses instead although the.