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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Creation and environment: the traditional perspective
Author:Ilésanmí, T.M.
Year:1996
Periodical:Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere: Schriftenreihe des Kölner Instituts für Afrikanistik
Issue:46
Pages:151-162
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:ethnogenesis
Yoruba
natural history
myths (form)
Abstract:This article deals with myths of origin of the Yoruba of Nigeria and the relationship in the Yoruba traditional perspective between creation and the environment. It pays attention to the role of Ifá, the creator, Ifá priests, the deity '.Osanyìn, who is associated with plants and herbal medicine, the Yoruba appreciation of vegetation as it appears in their incantations, the importance of water in Yoruba cosmology, and the Abiyam.o fertility cult. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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