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Deities of the Yoruba and Fon Religions
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The Child in the Bible. Lagos, Sheldon. Rippin, Nigeria:, Andrew. Pollock.
Formations of the Secular! The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Esu the trickster god spelled Eshu in the following translation had power over even mighty gods, Laurel. Kendall, including Shango.
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Buddhism Section Collins, now devastated and depleted of its most natural resource-people-eventually collapsed. Maureen Warner-Lewis in her book, Steven, John, Guinea's Other Suns! McGuckin. The Yoruba Nation.
Although the independence of this religion from that of the Yoruba is discernible, the remarkable similarities of the two religions in terms of metaphysical structures, overlapping of deities, and the affinities in cults make it possible to discuss the Fon and Yoruba religions together. The Fon, who migrated from Togo to Benin in the seventeenth century, and the Yoruba, one of the three major ethnic groups of Nigeria, have the same ethnic and cultural origins even though their geographic dispersal has located them in different modern states. Yoruba Religions. Because of their large numbers in West Africa and their wide dispersal through slavery in the Americas, the Yoruba are probably the best-known West African ethnic culture in the world. In , it was estimated that more than seventy million African and New World peoples practiced one form or another of Yoruba religion. Yoruba religions, or religions inspired by them, are arguably the most widely dispersed West African religions , both in Africa and in the Americas.