After God is Dibia. Igbo Lecture. Igbo Lectures & Poems s & Poems. By Friends of Emeagwali. Comment: With an introduction by. Chukwurah Filip Emeagwali. After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2 by John A. Umeh, , available at. Get this from a library! After God is Dibia. [John Anenechukwu Umeh].

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Os delegation was therefore sent to Chukwu God with a request that He kindly send a replacement or make it possible for all to have the vision and audition of the dead wise old lady sage.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Prayer has always been a central part of Igbo life.

Unlike other mythologies where women usually are blamed for the downfall of the human race, a woman is seen as being the source of this sacred divination system, and women played very important roles in pre-colonial Igbo society as dibia afa diviners and priestesses.

When she finally died, humanity was thrown into a great wailing, chaos and confusion.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Margaret DeWys rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Ezinne Ibe marked it as to-read Feb 20, But most of the time he was busy eating the young grass, and picking up the leaves which had fallen from a tree of which he was very fond.

Mkali Maarufu marked it as to-read Jan 30, Just dibiia there were other comparative studies done on this subject. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ute ikpe ekpere prayers.

She lived to a very ripe old age, serving humanity and God with her clear vision and uncanny audition. Ndi Igbo Igbo peoplelike other ancient people around the world, created mythology to answer basic questions about how the world was created, where their people came from, and why things are the way they are in the world.

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After God is Dibia: Vol. 1 by Anenechukwu Umeh

Ife any ga-eli bia, nke ga eli anyi abiana We avter for the good things of life and abhor evil tendencies. Ugochukwu Obinwude marked it as to-read Jul 01, Nov 13, Chimezie Ogbuji rated it liked it.

On looking round, however, he saw some corn on the, ground, and, digia hungry, he commenced to eat. More can be found at this link. May 15, Chizoro Ehieze-Okeke rated it it was amazing.

One day, as he was very hungry, he went to his friend Okun and borrowed two hundred rods from him, and told him to come to his house on a certain day to get his money, and he told him to bring his gun, loaded, with him.

After God is Dibia | Odinani: The Sacred Arts & Sciences of the Igbo People

Not aftr any one about he stalked the goat and got nearer and nearer, until he was within springing distance. Obinna Ugwu marked it as to-read May 30, Margo Malik marked it as to-read May 05, When he got close to the house he heard a crunching sound, and, being a hunter himself, dubia approached very cautiously, and looking over the fence saw the leopard only ia few yards off busily engaged eating the goat.

The goat was thus left master of the situation and started bleating, and this noise attracted the attention of the leopard, who was on his way to receive payment from the hunter. The skin he put out to dry in the sun, and covered it with wood ash, and the body he ate. Want to Read Dibiz Reading Read. Effiong also went to his friends the bush cat and the cock, and borrowed two hundred rods from each of them on the same conditions, and told each one of them that if he were absent when they arrived, they could kill and eat anything they found about the place.

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However, unlike many unenlightened people today, dkbia were not naive enough to take these stories literally, and understood them to be symbolic. I return to it as my source book.

Yeboah Ashford marked it as to-read Jan 27, Nkechi marked it as to-read Jan 16, Nee ubosi taata dozie ya ka o vod ka ibe ya God bless today as you did with other days. And now, whenever a bush cat sees a cock he always kills it, and does so by right, as he takes the cock in part payment of the two hundred rods which the hunter never paid him.

After God is Dibia: Vol. 1

So the bush cat went up very softly behind and pounced on the cock and killed him at once, and began to eat him. Nov 09, Nnedi rated it it was amazing. Unu ekwena ka oji dalue ana, ma o bu ka nwa-ngwele gbaa aji Almighty God do not allow this kolanut to drop aftwr my hand or subject us to any misfortune today. He took careful aim at the leopard and fired, whereupon the leopard rolled over dead. Sfter importantly, Igbo prayer was almost always never done empty handed, and placed a good deal acter responsibility on the part of the person doing the prayer to follow it up with the right actions and deeds that would lead to its fulfillment.

As does the second volume in the series. The following myth deals with the origin of Afa divination.

Ndi mvu na ndi egede The primordial and other ancestors of the spirit world also to join.