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tribal religion and spirtuality in the Ibo tribe

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tiffany schaffer

on 4 January 2013

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Religion the Ibo peoples belief are in multiple gods. similar to the christian religion of America. Dancing Beliefs & Laws ancestors protect their living descendants and are responsible for rain, harvest.
It is against tribal law to speak badly of a spirit. Ibo Tribal Religion and Spirituality By:
Danielle Moore, Tiffany Schaffer, & Nathan Quick Ozo dance and the booty dance are well known dances that are used to connect with your "chi" or personal spirit in the Ibo tribe. Events One of the most important events is Christmas and it signifies returning home in the village.This is a time to catch up with other family members on what has happened over the year. Kola nut there is a kola nut ceremony for new coming visitors to the village. Usually, the oldest man among the host audience is asked to bless the kola nuts.
the kola nuts are a symbol of hospitality, friendship and respect. They are used in weddings, events, and funerals. egwugwu are men who are masked and dance around a fire, to impersonate spirits.
The egwugwu are seen as ancestral gods they are symbolically the spirit of the clan. supreme god is known as "Chukwu" the creator of everything known Ogbanje in chapter 9 of "Things Fall Apart" it explains how the obanje returns, why it returns and how they have a certain location where the obanje buries their "iyi-uwa" the Ibo tribe believe a child who dies and returns to their mothers womb to give her pain is known as an ogbanje believe a child could be an ogbanje What do Ibo tribe worship? Three types of supernatural
beings gods, priests, and
ancestors. Chukwu or the one who created
the world. Easter is another event that is way smaller but is used for a break and have festivities. works cited http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/ibo.htm http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Mauritania-to-Nigeria/Igbo.html Chinua,Achebe http://www.shmoop.com/things-fall-apart/religion-theme.html Also he can be reached through prayer in your hut The creator can be approached commonly through the god of thunder Amadioha . Is known as the creator of everything Anyone know what a Chukwu is ? A Chukwu When do you think Ibo tribe celebrate holidays? do they celebrate the same holidays as us? well...... how do you become a priest? You can become a priest through heredity. Also if you are chosen by the tribes deities you can become a priest. Also if you are chosen by the tribes deities you can become a priest. What does the kola nut represent in the Ibo culture? Why are they valued so much? Do you think the Ibo culture has common dances that are for fun? Are they like our fun dances? Do you have any similarities with the religion of Ibo tribe?
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