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Title:Eto: a retributive principle in Owhe society
Author:Oseovo-Onibere, S.G.A.
Year:1986
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Volume:10
Issue:1
Pages:38-44
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:magic
Isoko
Abstract:'Eto' is regarded in Owhe community, located among the Isoko of the Niger Delta, Nigeria, as a retributive principle which ensures that an evildoer does not go unpunished. 'Eto' is impersonal and magical and its operations depend on the operator. The author details the circumstances of its invocation and its precise mode of operation. Notes, ref.
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