Essays Tagged: "Yoruba Religion"

Who is God

the African population in ' Overture: The Concept 'Altar,' ' and ' With the Assurance of Infinity: Yoruba Atlantic Altars,' Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and the African Americas, throug ... ellations which help to define the face of divinity."Through the oppression of the salve trade, the Yoruba Africans worked to keep there own conception of region intact. 'Even under slavery, and under ...

(3 pages) 93 0 3.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Yoruba mythology and its relevance in modern society.

answers to the unknown to satisfy an inner urge to understand mysteries' (Saxby, 1987, p.150,). The Yoruba are no exception. The Yoruba have lived in Southwest Nigeria and Benin for thousands of years ... nd Benin for thousands of years. Due to the redrawing of borders in Africa there is no state called Yoruba. There are, however, approximately 20 million people throughout the world who speak Yoruba as ...

(6 pages) 133 2 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

About Primal Religions by: Katy Buxton

ife" (Brodd 22). In all three religions mentioned in our book, including the Aborigines, the Yoruba and the Lakota, there is a sense of humans as sacred creatures. We are not just people who dw ... se we were animated, or brought to life, by the Ancestors (their name for gods). Similarly with the Yoruba of Africa, we connect with the orisa (gods) by worshiping, and maintaining a balance between ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Placing Our Classmate in India

aqueous essence is made manifest by the river running through the trees. The place is unique in the Yoruba religion, and that intrigued many tourists like Ava herself.As Ava passed through the gates s ... effigy, that of Egbe. After kissing the ground at its base, he held forth at length in mellifluous Yoruba. Since Ava spoke no Yoruba and he, it turned out, no English, it became clear that her visit ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays