Olaodaumarae: God in Yoruba Belief

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Index of Subjects
Abẽrè, 198
Àbikú, 181, 196
Abstinence, 149
Accident, 87 f., 149
Àdὅ, 25, 172
Adoration, 114
After-Life, 9, 69, 167, 189-201
Agàbàgebè, 164
Age, Old, 165, 184 f., 187
Akis + ̩e, 146, 196
Akǔnlę + ̀yàn, 173 f.
Akǔnlę + ̀gbà, 173 f.
Alábǎlás + ̩e + ̩, 72
Almighty, 32, 49
Ambassador, 119
Ancestor, 5, 28, 131, 193 f., 196
Ancestors, 10, 19, 69, 110, 119, 148, 151, 191, 196
Ancestor Worship, 24, 69, 192
Ancestress, 196
Angels, 63
Anthropology, 4
Anthropomorphism, 38
Anticipation, Joy or Fear of, 189 f.
Apotheosis, 90, 91
Appeasement, 119, 122; sacrifice of, 123
Arch-divinity, 19, 26, 29, 59, 60, 71, 161, 207
Arch-priest, 66
Art (Yoruba cultic), 65
Às + ̩e + ̩, 72, 116
Ashes, 142, 160
Àtǔnwá, 194
Author of life, 166
Authority, 56, 90, 94, 125, 151, 173, 209
Avenger, 198
Ayànmކ, 173 f.
Babǎ, 84
Baba'láwo, 8, 9, 45, 78, 79, 212
Bailiff, Heaven's, 187, 189
Behaviour, 144
Belief, 10, 177, 85, 151, and passim
Beliefs, 5, 7, 126
Beneficence, 3
Bible, 149, 170, 206
Birth, 71, 134, 181
Births, 76, 195
Blessedness, 185
Blessing, 108 ff., 159
Blood, 11, 88, 111, 172
Boa, 34
Body, 169 ff.
Breast, 111
Breath, 169
Bride, 172
Bull-roar, 193
Burial, 190 f.
Calabash, 110 f.
Celebrations, 112, 115
Ceremony, 95
Chameleon, 19
Character, 145 ff., 150, 154 ff., 179, 197 f.
Chastity, 157
Chi, 60
Chief, 25, 78, 86, 135
Chief-in-Heaven, 175
Chief of Heaven, 37, 161
Child, 78, 121 f., 174 f.
Childbearing, 138
Christian, 3, 4
Christians, 87
Christianity, 37, 38, 65, 147, 204, 206 f., 209 ff.
Church, 212 f.
Churches, 67
Circumcision, 87
Command, 92
Commandment, 93
Communication, 110
Communion, 109, 110, 116, 118, 121, 191, 194
Conceptualizations, 62
Conduct, Problem of right, 153 f.
Conscience, 144 f., 154

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Plates vi
  • Preface vii
  • I - In All Things . . . Religious 1
  • 2 - Our Ancestral Home 11
  • 3 - In the Beginning 18
  • 4 - Olódùmarè--The Name 30
  • 5 - Olódùmarè--His Attributes 38
  • 6 - Olódùmaré--His Status 48
  • 7 - The Ministers of Olódùmarè 57
  • 8 - The Ministers of Olódùmarè Continued 71
  • 9 the Cult of the Divinities 107
  • 10 - The Cult of the Divinities Continued 129
  • II - The Cult of Olódùmarè 140
  • 12 Olódùmarè and Moral Values 144
  • 13 - Olódùmarè and Man's Destiny 169
  • 14 - Olódùmarè and Man's Final Destiny 186
  • 15 - Change or Decay? 202
  • Index of Subjects 216
  • Index of Proper Names 221
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