Chapter 3: Indigenous Religions of Africa
Terms in this set (19)
The high god of the Dogon people.
A term for west african spirits.
New world religion with roots in West-Africa -particularly Yoruba culture-which is prominent in Brazil.
a Dogon rite of passage marking the transition to adulthood and to the afterlife.
the attempt to learn about events that will happen in the future through supernatural means.
the divination system of the Yoruba religion, believed to be revealed to humanity by the gods.
The leader of the Maji Maji rebellion in Tanganyika (todays Tanzania)
a 1905 rebellion against german colonizers in Tanganyika. (Today's Tanzania)
a person who is possessed by a spirit and thus mediates between the human and spirit worlds.
a young man in Samburu or Maasai culture who has been circumcised and thus has special cultural and religious duties.
The original prophets in Yoruba religion
Term for lesser deities in Yoruba religion.
A yoruba goddess.
a group of deities or spirits
rites of passage
Rituals that mark the transition from one life stage to another.
New world religion with roots in West Africa; prominent in Cuba.
New world religion with roots in west Africa; prominent in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
a term used by western scholars to describe the use of supernatural powers to harm others.
a term for spirits in East Africa.