Ino uwa: Reincarnation

INO UWA: Igbo traditional worldview reveals that the journey that man makes in a lifetime and after his death is cyclical. This is known as the life cycle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀In contrast with the Christian religion, there is no idea of eschatology, when all will go to eternal God for judgement as Christians have it. There are […]

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WHAT ARE “THE ALUSI”?

WHAT ARE “THE ALUSI”? Alusi are all manifestations of Chukwu (the supreme god), which is also responsible for assigning them their different tasks. The deities act as forces for blessings or destruction, depending on the circumstances, they enforce punishments on “wrongdoers”. Alusi may be represented as wooden figures and placed in shrines where they are […]

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