2Origins 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.
3Five Beliefs Divinities Magic Traditional medicine Humanity harmonizes with natureDeities
4What is it Most of them are ethnic religions Some are hierarchical but other aren’tThe elders are usually the “leaders” in african religions
6Sacred Places The kingdom of Nri An ancient city Located in modern day NigeriaThe Point of SangomarWhere the pangool (ancient saints and ancestral spirits)
7Views 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.
8Traditional Religion Map Major Religion V.S.Traditional Religion Map