Thoughts About African Religions
Religion for many permeates life. There is no dichotomy between life and
religion. All aspects of life are governed by religion. Life is sacred, it is
religious. The conflict between African religio
Causes of Death in African Religions
There are three main causes of death:
Some believe it was a mistake and other believes that it was stubbornness. They were
disobedient; they d
Lecture on Divinities and Priesthood
Africans view the world as populated by millions of spirits . These
have often been described as secondary deities. They are next to the
ancestors in the line of importance.
After the supreme de
Rituals, ceremonies and festivals:
Africans find their religions in their festivals, in their rituals. Some of these rituals
include: childbirth, naming the child, puberty, marriage, funerals, harvest, ritual
African Religions (RELS-210)
15 Feb 2013
The Homowo Festival of the Ga People
The Ga people are located in the Greater Accra Region, the capital city, in
the the southeast of Ghana.
There are many Ga municipalities headed by chiefs called Manstes
22 Feb 2013
Homowo Festival (Cont.)
DAY 13 Saturday - This is now the great day for Akras; on this day,
the great feast takes place for which they prepare palm soup and
The King delivers his annual speech and advises the p
African Religions - The Life Cycle
Rituals are needed to make the movement smooth. Each stage has a religious importance and if
there isnt a smooth transition, there will be consequences. Life itself is a religious activity.
African religion endeavors to
Monday 4th February 2013:
The Supreme Deity:
Africans take for granted that there is a supreme deity, the creator of the universe.
That belief is at the center of African traditional religion. Everything is hanging
off this belief. That belief is as anci
Week 7: Life Cycle
What are the general characteristics of rites of passage?
Describe puberty rites among either the Mende of Sierra Leone or the Akan of Ghana.
State their importance.
Process to make person into fully developed person, capable of discha