After God is Dibia. Igbo Lecture. Igbo Lectures & Poems s & Poems. By Friends of Emeagwali. Comment: With an introduction by. Chukwurah Filip Emeagwali. After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2 by John A. Umeh, , available at. Get this from a library! After God is Dibia. [John Anenechukwu Umeh].

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Mkali Maarufu marked it as to-read Jan 30, Nonetheless it makes some very good points. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Yeboah Ashford marked it as to-read Jan 27, But most of the time he was busy eating the young grass, and picking up the leaves which had fallen from a tree dubia which he was very fond. Mmuo na anoro ya, mmadu ebulu oche aftfr If an oracle vacates its seat, a human being takes over. As he got nearer the smell of goat dibiia very strong, and being hungry, for he had not eaten anything for some time, he approached the goat very carefully. About this time the bush cat also arrived, and not finding the hunter at home, he, too, looked about, and very soon he espied the cock, who was busy picking up the grains of corn.

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The skin he put out to dry in the sun, and covered it with wood ash, and the body he ate. The following is a parable from the Oraifite community of Igboland.

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After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2

On looking round, however, he saw some corn on the, ground, and, being hungry, he commenced to eat. The goat was thus left master of the situation and started bleating, and this noise attracted the attention of the leopard, who was on his way to receive payment from the hunter.

This site uses cookies. The Fon people call it Fa. I return to it as my source book. A nalu nwata ife o ji ama mma mma ya aluru When a child is deprived of what he loves he subsequently is made miserable. Now, some time before this Effiong had made friends with a leopard and a bush cat, whom he had met in the forest whilst on one of his hunting expeditions; and he had also made friends with a goat and a cock at a farm where he had stayed for the night. When he got close to the house he heard a crunching sound, and, being a hunter himself, he approached very cautiously, and looking over the fence saw the leopard only a few yards off busily engaged eating the goat.

Return to Book Page. The delegates left home for the human world with the good news, divine words of consolation and instruction on the new divination system that would replace the uncanny vision and audition of the lady sage of divination. The hunter then went to his friend the goat, and borrowed two hundred rods from him in the same way. O sibe, O dika a ma elisi God bestows gifts as though these benevolence would remain endless.

This meant a saving of eight hundred rods to Effiong; but he was not content with this, and directly he heard the report of the gun he ran out from where he had been hiding all the time, and found the leopard lying dead with Okun standing over it.

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The goat was dead almost at once, and the leopard started on his meal. Ndi Igbo Igbo peoplelike other ancient people around the world, ks mythology to answer basic questions about how the world was created, where their people came from, and why things are the way they are in the world.


Ubosi kpatalu nu nya likalie The day that fetches more benefits than others deserves to have more of those items of benefit. Nky is currently reading it Mar 26, Nee ubosi taata dozie ya ka o di ka ibe ya God bless today as you did with other days.

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Ama marked it as to-read Aug 19, Better as a reference than read straight through, on account of the authors wordy, purely ornamental style. The leopard was then to wait until the hunter arrived, when he would pay him the money; and to this the leopard agreed.

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Lists with This Book. The following myth deals with the origin of Afa divination. Additionally, she heard, with the help of her mystical third ear, what was, what is, and what will be.