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. As a christian, i believe in the existence of evil powers i will not claim to have seen a witch or wizard, however i have witnessed events that are not the average magician trick i come from the yoruba ethnic group in southwestern nigeria and my ethnic history recognises the existence of witches. In many other areas of the world, however, the witch remains a very active and vital image in the consciousness of the people, this is certainly true for the yoruba, a negro group occupying large areas of nigeria, dahomey and togo land along the north-west coast of africa. Traditional offa yoruba religion in nigeria as written by sunday peter tinuoye the story of the conflict between orishanla and oduduwa may represent an encounter between early inhabitants of the land, represented by orishanla, and the invading group, represented by oduduwa who established the divine kinship at ile-ife offa-yoruba.
Witchcraft beliefs are still almost universal among the yoruba, despite the growth of education and the spread of the world religions they can easily be reconciled with islamic or christian belief, and a major attraction of the aladura churches is their explicit attention to the problem. The yoruba people occupy the states lagos, ondo, oyo, ogun, osun, ekiti, and some parts of kwara and edo states respectively they have a general language called “yoruba” (yooba) which is the form that is taught in schools in the south-western zone of nigeria. 10 reasons you might have been accused of being a witch in the 17th century a primary source history of the witchcraft trials in salem, who was executed as a witch in salem in 1692,. If you mean whether people practicing witchcraft exist in nigeria, you don't have to look past the association of witches and wizards of nigeria (this is actually a real existing body) and the predominance of witchcraft elements in nigerian movies to know that they are prevalent.
Àbíkú songs in yorùbá land george olusola ajìbádé this ethnographical work examines the yorùbá concept of àbíkú (lit born-to-die)1 by analysing their songs. Belief in witchcraft: aje, eye and osonga refer to witchcraft this is typically performed by female witches who are believed to harm people or property through the use of their psychic power this is typically performed by female witches who are believed to harm people or property through the use of their psychic power.
In a particular instance, the child might reveal information about his/her past life -family history, occupation, even his/her gender in that past life so on the one hand witches are the pillars of society while on the other they are the greatest dangers to society nikola tesla, for instance, was considered to be a wizard, highly feared. Yoruba people are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in africa, and the majority of them speak the yoruba language the yoruba constitute approximately 21 percent of nigeria’s total population, and around 40 million individuals throughout the region of west africa. In the past in yorùbá land (and even to the present in certain remote places) sacrifice is made to appease these mysterious children a shrine is usually made for them in the bush in the outskirts of the town. Yoruba is a witchcraft religion, like voodoo and santeria practitioners have been fooled into believing these religions are of god and benevolent practitioners are taught to take what you want through magic.
In reality, within yoruba, olodumare generally has no assigned gender and is commonly referred to as it he is also referred to as: oluwa (lord), eleda (creator), olofin-orun (king of heaven), orise (the source of all things) and oba-orun (the king who dwells in the heavens. So on the one hand witches are the pillars of society while on the other they are the greatest dangers to society nikola tesla, for instance, was considered to be a wizard, highly feared but highly respected in scientific circles. While good relations have to be maintained with the orisa and the ancestors, the greatest dangers probably lie in the activities of the witches witchcraft beliefs are still almost universal among the yoruba, despite the growth of education and the spread of the world religions.
The yoruba image of the witch by raymond prince, md, msc lecturer pp 795-805 witchcraft, the extra-natural interference in the welfare of the community by women, has long since ceased to be a source of major concern in western society in many other yoruba legend has it that certain women once went to the. The yoruba image of the witch by raymond prince, md, msc lecturer allan memorial institute, montreal formerly, aro hospital, abeokuta, nigeria. Properly speaking, a person charged with witchcraft should be subjected to trial by ordeal, and then, if found guilty, immediately executed but the excited populace, filled with superstitious terror, frequently acts without waiting for proof, and puts the accused to death without trial.
Traditional offa yoruba religion in nigeria as written - free download as word doc (doc), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free tinuoye peter sunday is a native of omu-aran in irepodun local government area of kwara state of nigeria.