Various - ancient ceremonies - compilation vol.11 - issue 14

At its essence, the African-Brazilian religion of Candomblé is polytheistic - with adherents believing in a chief god and minor divinities. The main god Oludumaré (also known as Olorun) is said to be “served” and accompanied by many lesser deities—the orixas , also known as voduns and nkisis . The concept of orixas derives from Yoruba culture, the voduns from the Ewe and Fon peoples, and nkisis come from the Bantu nation of Congo.

Take a fascinating look at all of the Greek & Roman Deities from the ancient world. Many will be familiar, some will not.

In Senegal , the Baye Fall, followers of the Mouride movement, a Sufi movement of Islam founded in 1887 AD by Shaykh Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke , are famous for growing locks and wearing multi-colored gowns. [22] Cheikh Ibra Fall , founder of the Baye Fall school of the Mouride Brotherhood, popularized the style by adding a mystic touch to it. Warriors among the Fulani , Wolof and Serer in Mauritania , and Mandinka in Mali and Niger were known for centuries to have worn cornrows when young and dreadlocks when old.

The Pythagoreans believed in the transmigration of souls. The soul, for Pythagoras, finds its immortality by cycling through all living beings in a 3,000-year cycle, until it returns to a human being (Graham 915). Indeed, Xenophanes tells the story of Pythagoras walking by a puppy who was being beaten. Pythagoras cried out that the beating should cease, because he recognized the soul of a friend in the puppy’s howl (Graham 919). What exactly the Pythagorean psychology entails for a Pythagorean lifestyle is unclear, but we pause to consider some of the typical characteristics reported of and by Pythagoreans.

By observing the movement of Sirius, Egyptians came to grips with the fact that the year was more than five days longer than their venerable 360-day calendar. This resulted in a change to their method of approximating year length that had been in use for nearly a millennium. But it also caused them to wonder where the additional days came from. In order to account for these additional days, Egyptians created a myth about their sky-god, Nut.

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