Final paper based on witchcraft
Nana- crescent moon and his wife, gods, ancestors, kings, goddesses, also grandparents,
An elder is an individual who has been nominated/elected by their kinfolks for exhibiting
Discuss the incidences of witchcraft in Africa: discuss its importance to Africa as a whole.
Discuss the western approach to witchcraft.
Discuss how an embrace of western values has led to the confusion that we have today.
They are a group of people that preside over many things.
How does one become an elder?
Africans still have problems with their religion.
Traditional rulers used to be the most educated and cultured within the society.
Who are th
Definition of ancestral worship (African religion)
1). Death: Very important, any religion without a dead body is no religion. Adherents congregate
to worship. The founder must also survive death in any religion. The enigma of death must be
Symbols are really important to all African groups in the absences of remains or the tangible.
Symbols are an impersonation of that which we cannot see or hold. E.g. flags,
Ancient Egyptians have the sun as the emblem of God and the Akan have t
The ancestral stool makes them royalty who claim to be.
Northern Africa: the skin of an animal that is sacred to them is their symbol
God is said to have made the stool for his son.
The ancestral stool houses the soul of the people.
Every Akan community h
15 December, 2015
Professor Anthony Ephirim - Donkor
A review on Adam Ashforths Witchcraft, Justice and Human Rights in Africa: Cases from
The title of the article is witchcraft, justice and Human Rights in Afri
October 22, 2015
Can someone who doesnt believe in witchcraft research witchcraft, or who isnt a witch? A
question that has plagued researchers.
Being a traditional ruler allows him to ask questions, and his previous knowledge of witche