Presentation on theme: "Traditional African Religions"— Presentation transcript:
1 Traditional African Religions Claire Wilfong & Anjhely Gonzalez
2 Origins Come from Bantu-speaking people Originate from Nguni Groups: Zulu and XhosaBased on oral traditions, basic views, myths and talesElders are final authority and wisestNo real knowledge of when.
3 Five Beliefs Divinities Magic Traditional medicine Humanity harmonizes with natureDeities
4 What is it Most of them are ethnic religions Some are hierarchical but other aren’tThe elders are usually the “leaders” in african religions
6 Sacred Places The kingdom of Nri An ancient city Located in modern day NigeriaThe Point of SangomarWhere the pangool (ancient saints and ancestral spirits)
7 Views of Birth and Death Most believe there life after death they believe that they will travel to another realm. Death is believed to be the beginning to a deeper relationship with all creation.Birth is believed to be a blessing for a family. The baby doesn’t really exist until the baby is named. In the Akan traditions, after a baby a named, a goat is slaughtered and given to the family as a gift of appreciation to their ancestors.
8 Traditional Religion Map Major Religion V.S.Traditional Religion Map