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 Ala – the earth-goddess  Igwe – the sky-god  Ikoro – the drum spirit  Ekwu – the hearth spirit  Mbatuku– the spirit of wealth.

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2  Ala – the earth-goddess  Igwe – the sky-god  Ikoro – the drum spirit  Ekwu – the hearth spirit  Mbatuku– the spirit of wealth

3 Priest and significant men were given religious responsibilities

4  No family names  A person is known through their immediate male lineage

5  Extremely religious people  Believed in two levels of the universe, natural and spiritual

6  Some aspects of the religion varied throughout Africa

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8  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.

9  The dead are sat in a stool in their finest clothes.  animal sacrifice then a burial

10  The process of marriage normally includes asking the woman’s consent, testing the bride’s character, and paying the brides wealth.

11  Men use to practice polygamy, but after the European colonization men began to practice monogamous marriage

12 zjbo/s400/igbo-wedding-pictures-4.jpg0 Obi, Celestine A. "Traditional Marriage among the Igbos of Nigeria." PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR DIRECTION. Web. 23 Mar Ta Khoi. "Ibo Religion." Tripod.com. Web. 23 Mar burial.jpg


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