Give life meaning
Natural object that:
Connects an individual to an ancestor
Is how the ancestor was during the dreaming.
Initiation…. Does two things
Awakens teens to their spiritual identities
Allows them to connect to their totemic ancestors
Purpose of Yoruba religion (2 things)
Balance heaven and earth divide
Guard against sorcerers and witches
Yoruba supreme god?
What are Orishas ( and how are they diff from Olorun, the supreme Yoruba god)
The hundreds of other deities the Yoruba people worship with shrines and rituals since Olorun is not involved in human affairs and therefore has no shrines or rituals
Who is a Yoruba trickster figure?
What is a trickster figure?
Supernatural being that disturbs the normal course of life
Yoruba priest that helps people learn their future
Lakota supreme being
Who is Lakota trickster figure and what did he do
Taught the people their ways and customs
How many deities does the Wakan tanka represent?
16 (4 a’s, 4x4)
What do Lakota beeline happens upon death
4 souls depart
3 go into new bodies ( unborn)
Ritual used for spiritual welfare, hunting, or healing
When is sun dance performed (2 answers )
Before big buffalo hunt
Celebrate new year
What does the tree serve as in sun dance
What is axis Mundi
What is the Aztec axis Mundi
Center point of world or universe or self
4 quadrants away from it
Aztec axis Mundi is the serpent temple
Yoruba lived in
Nigeria Togo Benin
Aztecs lived in
Mexico. Costa Rica. Honduras. Nicaragua.
Who ordered the Aztec world
Describe the Aztec coordinate plane
Origin of the Aztec coordinate plane is the Aztec axis Mundi, aka the serpent temple
What is the time period the Aztecs think we are in and how do we keep it
Age of the fifth sun
What could Aztecs do instead of sacrifice themselves in order to gain spiritual approval?
Language mastery ( liked wit
Belief that knowledge of spiritual truth can be achieved by prayer, meditation, self contemplation, etc
Certain spiritual rituals and practices are only reserved for certain people