Presentation on theme: " Ala – the earth-goddess Igwe – the sky-god Ikoro – the drum spirit Ekwu – the hearth spirit Mbatuku– the spirit of wealth."— Presentation transcript:
Ala – the earth-goddess Igwe – the sky-god Ikoro – the drum spirit Ekwu – the hearth spirit Mbatuku– the spirit of wealth
Priest and significant men were given religious responsibilities
No family names A person is known through their immediate male lineage
Extremely religious people Believed in two levels of the universe, natural and spiritual
Some aspects of the religion varied throughout Africa
The funeral ceremonies for the Igbo people are very complex. The most complex are of the dead chiefs. They also considered some deaths were considered shameful and were not buried at all.
The dead are sat in a stool in their finest clothes. animal sacrifice then a burial
The process of marriage normally includes asking the woman’s consent, testing the bride’s character, and paying the brides wealth.
Men use to practice polygamy, but after the European colonization men began to practice monogamous marriage
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