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African Traditional Religion
Although there are cultural variations in belief among africans , author kwabena dei ofori-attah believes they are not strong enough to blur the common strands that give africa its distinctive religious character.
www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/aern/afridan.html
African Traditional Religions
A short overview of the many traditional religions practiced among people of differing cultural , linguistic , and ethnic groups; gives names for the supreme deity in many african languages; part of a larger site on polytheism.
jpdawson.com/modrelg/relafri.html
Akan Cosmology and Symbolism
This site describes akan cosmology and illustrates it through traditional akan religious symbols , each of which encodes within its graceful lines a theological or moral belief or lesson. the integration of this rich traditional akan symbolism into the rom
www.marshall.edu/akanart/akancosmology.html
Ancestors as Elders in Africa by Igor Kopytoff
Ancestor cults loom large in the anthropological image of africa , but only certain dead with particular structural positions are worshipped as ancestors; this paper presents a study of ancestor and elder veneration among the matrilineal suku of south-west
lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Fdtl/Ancestors/kopytoff.html
Man and the Gods in Yoruba Art
An exhibit of yoruba religious art , with brief explantions of the iconography of the deities depicted.
www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/yoruba/man.html
The African Experience of God through the Eyes of an Akan Woman
By mercy amba , an article in cross currents , the journal of the association for religion and intellectual life.
www.aril.org/african.htm
The Ga Homowo Festival by A. B. Quartey-Papafio
Originally published in the journal of the african society , vol. 19 , in 1919 , this essay describes the religious customs of the ga people of ghana as they existed independently of roman catholic influence.
members.tripod.com/tettey/festival.htm
Voodoo in Benin, 1996
In 1996 the government of benin declared that voodoo and other atrs (practiced by about half of the population) are officially recognized religions on a par with islam and christianity , and gave atr its own national holiday , january 10.
www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/34/011.html
West African Cosmogony
Origin myths of mande , yoruba , and cameroon.
www.fandm.edu/departments/Anthropology/Bastian/ANT269/cosmo.html
West African Dahomean Vodoun
Large site created by an african-american priestess , to initiate others across the diaspora. site features both dahomean vodoun and mami wata traditions of west africa , with articles on these and other atrs in benin , togo , and ghana; bibliography; links t
www.mamiwata.com
Yoruba Religion
A brief introduction to the religion and rituals of yorubaland.
www.fandm.edu/departments/Anthropology/Bastian/ANT269/Yrelig.html

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