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By Patricia Ann Lynch

ISBN-10: 0816048924

ISBN-13: 9780816048922

ISBN-10: 1438119887

ISBN-13: 9781438119885

The 1st people could have come from Africa, and lots of nice civilizations have flourished there. From the lengthy historical past of human habitation in Africa; the various geography, flowers, and fauna of the continent; and the diversity of African cultural ideals comes a desirable and powerful culture of delusion. African Mythology A to Z is a readable connection with the deities, areas, occasions, animals, ideals, and different topics that seem within the myths of varied African peoples. With approximately three hundred entries written to notify and attract youth - and illustrations accompanying the textual content all through - this invaluable source sheds mild on an issue that many american citizens, old and young, locate themselves attracted to examine. With an advent that gives ancient context for greater realizing the myths, African Mythology A to Z absolutely describes, defines, and explains key tales, characters, issues, and different points of the myths of African peoples.

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See also DOGON COSMOLOGY; KONGO COSMOLOGY. CREATION ACCOUNT Every culture has its creation account—a story that explains how the universe, SUN, MOON, STARS, Earth, humans, animals, and all that forms the world came into being. Almost universally throughout Africa, one SUPREME BEING was held to be responsible for the creation of everything in existence. Creation accounts are as diverse as the cultures of different tribal groups. One of the themes of African creation accounts is the “COSMIC EGG myth,” in which an egg was the beginning of life.

That place would become the new capital of the kingdom, and Ozolua was to be buried there. Esigie tricked Aruan into planting the sword in an undesirable location. One of Aruan’s slaves dug a great pit there and filled it with his tears, creating a magical lake that he said would be Aruan’s home. When Ozolua died, Esigie had him buried in Benin before Aruan could claim the body. Esigie then demanded that Aruan give him the royal necklace. When Aruan refused, the two went to war. Aruan wore a large bell on his chest.

Other animals found the basket, opened it, and let the darkness escape. To this day the bat sleeps during the daytime and flies around at night, trying to recapture the darkness. BAUDI Fulbe, or Fulani (Mali, Niger) Ancient EPICS containing the myths and legends of the Fulbe people. The hero of several Fulbe legends was Goroba-Dike (also written as Goroo-Bâ-Dicko), a member of the Ardo royal family. Being a younger son, Goroba-Dike had no inheritance. He was so angry because of his lack of status that he left the land of the Ardo and wandered around the lands of the Bammana people in a destructive mood.

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