Yorùbá Beliefs and Sacrificial Rites
Surveys previous works on Yoruba religion and outlines a typology of beliefs, as well as offers an interpretation of religious rites as elements of sacrificial system. This serious study gives valuable material for other approaches to religion-comparative, scientific and theological in addition to providing a point of reference for further studies of socio-religious change and a glimpse into the potential future of the Yoruba religion.
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Belief in the Supreme Being
Belief in Divinities and Spirits
Belief in the Ancestors
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0runmila African Traditional Religion Agemo ancestors animal annual festival Awolalu Ayelala Babalawo believed blessings blood called ceremony chief priest child Christianity claim cowries cult dancing death deity devotees divinities and spirits E. O. James earth Egiingiin Egungun emphasise evil example father goddess grove head heaven Hence homage human victims Ibadan Idowii Idowu Igbd Igbo Ijebu Ilaje Ile-Ife immolation incantations Islam kola-nuts living Lucas Malokun means medicine missionaries Muslims Nigeria occasions Oduduwa offered Ogiin Ogun Okitipupa Olodumare oracle Orisa Orisa-hla Orisa-oko Osun palm-oil paramount chief Parrinder person pounded yam practice prayer prays propitiate propitiatory Qbatala Qlorun regarded religious rites ritual sacred Sango shrine sing songs sorcerer supernatural supplicant Supreme symbol taboos thanksgiving things tion town traditional religion tree Ugbo University of Ibadan usually village witchcraft witches woman women words worship Yoriiba Yoruba belief Yoruba religion Yorubaland