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Nyi (Prestige Sword)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. In close counsel with Kwifor, Ngwerong, Mfu and...


Opa Orere (Herbalist's Staff)

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The opa osun (also called opa orere or opa osungaga) is used by Yoruba babalawos (diviners) as a symbol of office but also as an altar to the divination god Orunmila (also called Ifa, ‘the grand priest and custodian of...


Opa Orisa Oko (Herbalist's Staff)

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For a successful harvest and hunt the Yoruba enlist the help of Oko, the god of agriculture and harvest (literal meaning ‘god of the farm’), through the use of opa orisa oko staffs. Made from old iron hoe blades (usually...


Opa Osanyin / Erinle (Herbalist’s Staff)

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To cure and / or protect clients from mental and physical illness caused by spirits and individual forces, Yoruba diviners (babalawos) enlist the help of Osanyin, the god of divination or Erinle, the god of herbal medicines....