Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Western African Civilizations: Religion and Rituals
Transcript of Western African Civilizations: Religion and Rituals
One ritual was that a snake demanded an annual sacrifice for bringing prosperity into the land. The people would sacrifice a virgin every year until a fiance saved his wife from that sacrifice. Because of this the snake brought a drought to the land. Ancient Ghana religion and rituals The main religion of Mali was first a king tribal type. They would have to obey and praise the king. Then they converted to Islam. Islam arrived as a result of the trans-Sahara trade. In the 13th century, Islam came to western Sudan. After Sundjata, the founder of the Mali empire, some of the following rulers were Muslim.
Sundjata inspired the great tradition of griots. Griots are tell the history or tradition of Africa in song, music, or just plain words. Ancient Mali religion and rituals The Songhai empires main religion was Islam. The Songhai people converted after the Muslims from the north interacted with the people of Songhai in 1010. The other religion still practiced today is magic.
Most rituals mark major life-cycle events that follow Islamic leaders. Birth was seen as dangerous time for both mothers and their children. When a couple is to be married, the groom must ask permission to the bride's-father. Ancient Songhai religion and rituals Summary The Ghana empire practiced Soninke and Islam. They would sacrifice a virgin every year.
The Mali empire practiced Islam and their founder, Sundjata inspired the traditions of griots.
Songhai empire's main religion was Islam and their rituals mark major life-cycle events that follow Islamic leaders.