Terms- Benin - 8. Olokun a. Benin God b. Notably plays role...

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Terms - Cosmological Kings of Benin 1. Benin a. Modern day Nigeria 2. Oba a. The Benin King b. Meant to mediate between human and supernatural realm c. Believed to be so powerful he can defeat his destiny d. #1 priority – to build an altar for his diseased father 3. Ife a. Language spoken by the Yoruba Prince 4. Iyoba a. Queen Mother – would politically back-up he son b. The Iyoba would be chose above the other wives by whomever births the first son of the king 5. Ada a. Ceremonial sword, which was an important emblem of kingship 6. Edo a. The Benin City b. Trading with the Portuguese created their great wealth 7. Uzama a. Highest ranking chiefs in Benin b. They create a power balance, between them and the king
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Olokun a. Benin God b. Notably plays role in transition from Human to Spiritual realm c. The sea god d. Often associated with the mudfish his ability to be both humanistic and spiritual 9. Mudfish a. Associated with Olokun b. Can survive in both the water and the land the god 10. Ogun a. 11. Osanobua a. 12. Yoruba a. Benins neighboring kingdom, where prince comes from 13. Luminal a. 14. Oba Ewuare a. Warrior legend and Benin Kink b. The word Ewuare means the trouble has ceased c. His reign marked beginning of reform and advancement of the Benin kingdom...
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Terms- Benin - 8. Olokun a. Benin God b. Notably plays role...

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