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By Patricia Ann Lynch

ISBN-10: 0816048924

ISBN-13: 9780816048922

ISBN-10: 1438119887

ISBN-13: 9781438119885

The 1st people can have come from Africa, and plenty of nice civilizations have flourished there. From the lengthy background of human habitation in Africa; the various geography, plant life, and fauna of the continent; and the range of African cultural ideals comes a desirable and robust culture of delusion. African Mythology A to Z is a readable connection with the deities, areas, occasions, animals, ideals, and different topics that seem within the myths of assorted African peoples. With approximately three hundred entries written to notify and entice teenagers - and illustrations accompanying the textual content all through - this beneficial source sheds mild on a subject matter that many americans, old and young, locate themselves attracted to research. With an creation that gives old context for higher figuring out the myths, African Mythology A to Z totally describes, defines, and explains key tales, characters, issues, and different elements of the myths of African peoples.

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He created a set of TWINS who were the ancestors of the first humans. Pemba created the Earth. He then mixed together his saliva and dust and created a woman, MUSOKORONI, who became his wife. Together they created all the animals and plants. Jealous of Pemba’s growing power, Musokoroni planted him in the ground. She then left and wandered the world, creating disorder and unhappiness and bringing illness and death to humanity. ) Before Musokoroni died herself, though, she taught humans the skill of agriculture.

In the IGWIKWE CREATION ACCOUNT, the Creator, Pishiboro, died from the bite of a puff adder, but his death created the world. See also KONO CREATION ACCOUNT; MAKONI CREATION ACCOUNT; SHONA CREATION ACCOUNT. CREATOR See SUPREME BEING. This ivory bracelet is carved with representations of crocodiles, a symbol of royal power for the Yoruba of Nigeria. Traditionally, only the king could wear ivory ornaments. (Detroit Institute of Art) CROCODILE A carnivorous, lizardlike reptile found throughout most of Africa south of the Sahara.

Humans traveled back and forth between the sky and Earth by means of this tree, and the sky people used it to visit villages on Earth. One day, however, an elderly woman became angry because she thought she had been wronged, so she cut down the tree. There was no longer any way to get to the heavens, and the sky moved far away from Earth. Before this, death had not been permanent. After the destruction of the tree, death became final. ) ARWE See SOLOMONIC DYNASTY, FOUNDING OF. ASAASE YAA (ABEREWA, ASASE YA) Ashanti (Ghana) In the Ashanti PANTHEON of deities (known as the ABOSOM), the daughter of the Supreme God, NYAME.

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