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Origin Of Ogun – God Of Iron

Many myths and legends exist as to the origin of Ogun. Much of the knowledge of the deity is based on the fact that he was one of the earliest divinities. He loved hunting and was referred to as “Osin-Imole”, that is, the Chief among the divinities. He cleared the …

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The People Of Ondo Kingdom And Their Culture: A Historical Survey And Political Underpinning

Abstract In every given nation, particularly in Africa, where tribal affiliations are strong, different groupings as tribes exist with their peculiar languages and dialects, and also the totality of the culture that singularly unifies and identifies them as a people. However, with the advent of colonialism, some of these tribes …

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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove And Susanne Wenger What You Never Knew Before Now

Susanne Wenger, born July 4, 1915 in Graz, Austria. She studied art in Austria and in Vienna before travelling to Paris in 1949, where she met Ulli Beier, a German linguist. When he was offered a position as a phonetician in Ibadan, Nigeria, shortly afterwards, they decided to marry so …

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Her Royal Highness Oba Obinrin Lobun Dynasty In Ondo Kingdom

Ondo Kinship ideology today is highly bilateral with an emphasis on patrilineality. Unlike other Yoruba kingdoms, however, the Ondo possess a strong tendency toward matrifocality. This is expressed in the kinship term, Omiye mi, which simply means “my maternal kin,” but which is a household word and constitutes a fundamental tenet …

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Ori …. Destiny …. Fate

~Iwonran olokun, abara le kokooko bi ota, ~Difa fun Ori Apere ~Omo atakara sola ~Nje ibi ori gbe ni owo ~Akara, Ori je won o ka mi mon won, Akara! ~Nibi ori gbe ko’le ~Akara, Ori je won o ka mi mon won, Akara! ~Nibi ori gbe nni ire gbogbo …

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Ondo Ancient Traditional Anthem

PUBLIC NOTICE: Please let us take note that this song, (1). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo fusi s’eti omi, Jesu ma fusi s’Ondo, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye o, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye Ee. (2). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo buyi s’eti omi, Jesu ma buyi s’Ondo, Ola mi …

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Learn DifferentT Types Of Drums (Ulu) In Ondo Kingdom For Pleasure

(1) KUMBE….This appears to be one of the oldest drum beat for pleasure among the Ondos. It consists of the GANGAN, KONKOLO and GUDU-GUDU. People use it during burial, marriage and child-naming ceremonies. (2) OJELE…..Consists of the same number of drums as the KUMBE, and it is used in the …

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Concept Of Naming In Yoruba Culture

Naming ceremonies are a big deal in Yoruba land. Yoruba naming ceremonies are generally the same but at the same time, different groups and families have their own traditions. In addition, over time, some of these traditions have changed and others completely abandoned. I got most of the description of …

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The History Of Ogboni Fraternity

The Yoruba Occult Group The History of Aborigine Ogboni, could be traced to that era of primordial civilization of ‘MAN’ sometimes around 4500BC in Ife-Oodaye. That period of antiquity and a geological era, very long ever before the arrival of the legendary Oduduwa himself to lle-ife around 4th – 5th …

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