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Title:Scape-goatism in yoruba religion
Author:Awolalu, J. Omosade
Year:1987
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Volume:19
Issue:1
Pages:3-9
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:African religions
sacrificial rites
Yoruba
Abstract:This paper examines scapegoatism in Yoruba religion (Nigeria). Two examples are described in particular: the annual Edi festival, during which the victory of the Ife over their Ugbo adversaries is celebrated, but which is also the occasion where impurities and diseases are removed from the community by a human 'carrier', called Tele; and the legend of Eleguru, the Ijebu-Ode 'saviour' who sacrificed himself in order to prevent a deluge. These examples show how Yoruba individuals identify themselves with the needs and aspirations of their community. Notes, ref.
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