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Yoruba God and gods

Timothy F. Jemiriya

Yoruba God and gods

by Timothy F. Jemiriya

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Published by Petoa Educational Publishers in Ado-Ekiti [Nigeria] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yoruba (African people) -- Religion.,
  • Gods, Yoruba.,
  • God (African religion),
  • Nigeria -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-80).

    StatementTimothy F. Jemiriye.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[6] 80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19189502M
    ISBN 1097828586244

      Among the numerous names the Yoruba have conferred upon their sacred city is “The City of Gods” — or , depending on the count — in homage to those that came down from heaven to live and interact with humans on Earth. Although the exact tens or hundreds of gods may vary in the city’s epithet, the final digit, 1, cannot be omitted. The Yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practice of the Yoruba homeland is in present-day Southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo, commonly known as shares some parallels with the Vodun practiced by the neighboring Fon and Ewe peoples to the west and to the religion of the Edo people to the east.

    The concept of God, divinities and spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been so misunderstood by many scholars to the point of seeing Africans as people who did not know the. Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief (). Read the full-text online edition of Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief (). Home» Browse» Books» I have reserved the title "Deity" for the Supreme Being alone, where I am not calling Him by His Yoruba name; and for the "gods.

      Oba tii s'agan d'olomo,(The God who opens the womb of the barren) Abiyamo ode orun,(The great mother of heaven) Atorise,(God who can turn bad situation to good) As'oloriburuku d'olorire,(God who can remove the inadequacies from ones life) Arinu r'ode,(God who sees the visible and the invisible,)   I bought a book to find out more: The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts, by Baba Ifa Karade (Weiser Books, ). Essence He classifies Yoruba as a religion since it is “a divine journey to the inner self and to God-consciousness” (pxii).


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Yoruba God and gods by Timothy F. Jemiriya Download PDF EPUB FB2

Yoruba mythology is often studied and yet many questions remain about the ancient gods and goddesses, or Orishas, of West Africa. As the Orisha stories were passed down orally through the centuries, there evolved many variations of the characters, their /5(18).

A true rare gem, more than pages containing fascinating mythological tales (itans) about the Yoruba Gods, the main Odus and other aspects of Africania witchcraft, philosophy, habits and religion/5(13). Books shelved as yoruba-religion: Voodoo, Hoodoo and Slave Magic by Stephen Ashley, City of Gods: Ilé-Ifè in Time, Space, and the Imagination by Jaco.

Books shelved as yoruba: The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts by Baba Ifa Karade, Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief by E. Bolaji Idowu, Tales of Yorub. Deities of the Akan Religion. Sources. Earthly Origins. The West African finds it quite natural to approach the gods and believes that the gods will listen and help because, with few exceptions (such as the Yoruba and Igbo sky gods Olorun and Amadioha), they are believed to have once been humans (or at least in familiar and close contact with humans) and to have at one point inhabited the earth.

Yoruba, Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah. General African Spirituality Books. Before I got serious about this way of life, I resisted anything that had Yoruba God and gods book to do with religion.

Thats because I felt like if Christianity – the way it was taught to me – was full of sh*t, then the whole topic was contaminated. The heaven realm is the domain of Olorun, a sun god.

He is known as the omnipotent ruler of the Yoruba pantheon, whose light brings life and vitality to all living things. He takes an active role in the affairs of both heaven and earth. Olorun had two sons, Obatala and Oduduwa, who helped him develop the features of the Earth.

The Yoruba people inhabit the south-western part of modern day Nigeria and the southern part of Benin. Practitioners of traditional Yoruba religion believe in a pantheon of gods (known as Orisha) who govern various aspects of the world and human : Dhwty. One of the high-ranking Yoruba gods is Da, the god of order.

Da is most prominent among Fon practitioners of Vodon. Da is believed to combine in itself the male and female principles—in fact, to represent conceptually the idea of such a combination, much as the Akan god Odomankoma binds itself with Onyame and Onyankopon, into one Absolute, infinite being.

At the last count there seem to be at least 1, from the highly obscure to the extremely infamous. Some Orishas are worshiped as gods in their own right and they include top names such as Babalú Ayé, Elegua, Obatala, Ochosi, Ogun, Oya, Shango and Yemaya.

There was a time when they conducted a power struggle against Olorun and tried to. The Gods, Goddesses, Spirits and associated characters of Yoruba mythology. Many gods have more than one name. For the full list of alternative names, check out Godchecker's complete A-Z index list of Yoruba god names.

The Yoruba people are based in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Their religion dates back to the Stone Age but was influenced by the spread of agriculture from the Middle East around BCE.

Originally their gods represented the raw elements of nature, such as rivers, storms, and forests, but with the advent of farming, metallurgy and city building. The Yoruba Pantheon or Orisa is comprised of about gods. Each god has a particular function and place in a hierarchy.

Ancestor spirits occupy the lowest position in the hierarchy. Yoruba gods can have different functions and sex in different locals. In one tradition Obatala created land. But in another tradition, Oduduwa created land. In Orisa Yoruba God and Spiritual Identity in Africa and the Diaspora, edited by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova.

New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc. New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc. Baba Ifa Karade, The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts, Weiser Books, York Beach, New York, Shango, also called Chango, major deity of the religion of the Yoruba of southwestern also figures in the religion of the Edo people of southeastern Nigeria, who refer to him as Esango, and in the religion of the Fon people of Benin, who call him Sogbo or all of the Yoruba gods (orishas), Shango is both a deified ancestor and a natural force, both aspects being.

accounts of prehistoric Yoruba religious culture. These works con- tain myths, legends and tales of Yoruba gods and goddesses. Some of the most profound narratives in these works-such as myths and proverbs about the origin of death-are no longer available to us in oral forms.

If we could divest the Westerner's biases and errorsFile Size: KB. Yoruba refers to a group of cultures linked by a common language. They occupied an area bounded by the Niger River, and including what is now known as the Benin Republic, southwestern Nigeria, and part of Togo.

They held a belief system in common: the Ifa religion. Starting in the 16th century, large numbers of Yoruba natives were transported. Instead we’re going to focus on Yoruba religion from west Africa, and the Orishas that populate Yoruba stories.

The many, many Orishas cover all. Oshun, also spelled Osun, an orisha (deity) of the Yoruba people of southwestern is commonly called the river orisha, or goddess, in the Yoruba religion and is typically associated with water, purity, fertility, love, and is considered one of the most powerful of all orishas, and, like other gods, she possesses human attributes such as vanity, jealousy, and spite.

God’s Names and Meanings in YORUBA Language. Yoruba Praise Names of God, Yoruba Oriki for God, Great for Praise and Worship, Adoration, Reflection. ORUKO ati ORIKI Olorun. Oruko Olorun Ni Yoruba, Oriki Olorun, Oriki Oluwa. Yoruba speakers and non speakers alike will be blessed.

Enjoy, Be Blessed, and praise our Oluwa Oba, Olorun Olodumare. Yoruba Religion and Myth Hal Horton '93 (Engl ) The faiths of the Yoruba peoples of Western Nigeria vary significantly from one part of the region to another; the same deity may be male in one village and female in the next, or the characteristics of two gods may be embodied in a single deity in a neighboring region; in the city of Ile Ife alone the trickster god is worshipped under.An anthology of stories complemented by songs illuminates the beliefs and attitudes of the Yoruba people regarding the importance and power of gods and heroes From inside the book What people are saying - Write a reviewWritten: In Yoruba mythology, Olokun is an ancient goddess of the ocean, wife of Olorun and, by him, the mother of Obatala and Odudua.

In some traditions, she is male. [size=20pt]Olorun[/size] In Yoruba mythology, Olorun is the Sky Father (though occasionally androgynous or female), and a god .