Re: LIMIT PERSONAL CONVERSATION - WENDY WILSON FALL
Subject: Re: LIMIT PERSONAL CONVERSATION
From: WENDY WILSON FALL
Date: April 08, 2000

Somebody asked what Yoruba religion was. The Yoruba are an ehtnic group in
modern day Nigeria and Benin in West Africa.  Their religion was transferred
to the New World, where it became especially popular among people of all
colors in Brazil, and less so in Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Santo Domingo.
Essentially, they had a plantheon of gods something like the Greeks.  Some
practices of slaves in the US seem to have come from Yoruba religion and
been transferred into their way of worship as Christians. Others say John
Henry was a Yoruba story, as the hero had a hammer and the main Yoruba god,
Shango, is known by his huge hammer/axe.  Hope this helps whoever asked.
Couldn't figure out who it was.
-----Message d'origine-----
De : David Thompson 
 : [email protected] 
Date : vendredi 7 avril 2000 01:18
Objet : Re: LIMIT PERSONAL CONVERSATION


what is yorba religion
>----- Original Message -----
>From: James A. Miller, Jr. 
>To: 
>Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 5:16 AM
>Subject: Re: LIMIT PERSONAL CONVERSATION
>
>
 I agree!  Jim, Charlotte, N.C.
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Judith G. Brabham" 
 To: 
 Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 8:42 PM
 Subject: LIMIT PERSONAL CONVERSATION


 > The Reverend Cynthia Forde,
 >
 > Maybe I missed -- or simply skipped pass, as we are free to do -- the
 > specific post to which your e-mail refers.  However, without wanting to
 > start a negative, time- and space-consuming, vain-glorius diatribe, I
 > must say that I consider each and every genealogy query about ancestors
 > to be "personal," and that I often find valuable nuggets in "personal"
 > responses that have nothing to do with the surnames I'm researching.
 > That's one of the many benefits of this list.
 >
 > Perhaps one of those nuggets may even be found in responses to your
 > "haystack" query about your "staunch Presbyterian, and Scotch Irish"
 > Miller ancestor.
 >
 > Please feel free to respond to me directly.
 >
 > Judith in Brooklyn, NY -- (Priest of Obatala in the Yoruba religion)
 > Trying to establish a firmer foothold on the shoulders
 > of the ancestors who are my support and my strength.
 >
 > BACKUS, WALLER, NIX, BROWN, GAILLARD, ROBINSON, HART
 > BRABHAM,  BROWNFIELD, KEARSE,  LOWNDES, STARLING
 >
 > ---------------Original Message-----------------------
 >
 > Please limit personal conversation email off list.
 >
>



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