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9 Strongest And Most Popular Igbo Gods (Alụsị) And Dieties

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9 Strongest And Most Popular Igbo Gods (Alụsị) And Dieties

In Igbo culture, there are more than 100 gods, both small and massive, but most people know little about them, except probably one, for ‘civilization.’ Personally, I believe it is to blame for colonialism and the advent of Christianity because they made us forget our roots as Africans. That’s a narrative, though, that I think we have to work hard to change. This article will present the 9 strongest and most popular Igbo gods (Alusi) and deities out of the over 100 gods there are.

1. Ala

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In different dialects, it is also known as ani, ana and ale, a female deity that represents the earth, fertility, imagination and morality. In Igboland, she is the most respected God. In Igboland, she is considered the wife of Amadioha, the skygod, and commands authority. The ala symbol is a crescent moon and a python.

2. Amadịọha

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The most famous god in Igboland is the god of thunder and lightening. Of all, he is the best. Among the gods, he is considered a gentle man, but when angered, he is the most cruel. The common will of the people represents Amadioha. A white ram represents him and his color is red. He is also, to this day, one of the most hated gods in Igboland. As it is named Ozuzu in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, his shrine can be located in Ogboro Ama Ukwu.

3. Ikenga

Ikenga is the god of strength and battle, literally meaning ‘the place of strength’. It is a horned deity, and in Igboland, it is one of the most powerful and revered gods. The Ikenga can be granted to men of good repute, wealth, and dignity as a title.

4. Agwụ Nsi

This is the Deity of divination and wellbeing. This God is one of the fundamental theological concepts used in Igboland to explain good and bad, health and sickness, poverty, and wealth. With most villages having some agwu priests, who also doubled as physicians in the land, belief in the deity was widespread.

5. Igwekala

This is the name of a popular god who visits around December every four (4) years as a masquerade. In Igbo land, it is a dreaded and respected deity, as no one dares to go near it once it enters the community. The shrine can be located in Umunoha, a city in the state of Imo, near the town of Owerri.

6. Anyanwụ

She is the sun-goddess. As is done in almost all ancient religions and practices, with respect to the sun, there is always a god. It is venerated as the goddess that inspires productivity, hard work and people’s overall positive well-being. The deity is held in high regard by the Igbos, which is why many households take the name as their surname.

7. Njọkụ Ji

This is Yam’s guardian deity in Igboland (Yes, yams). Rituals were created in honor of the goddess of yams in several parts of Igboland, also known as ifejioku. She is asked to, during the farming season, for productivity. Children who were loyal to this goddess were called Njoku, and in life they were meant to be successful.

8. Idemmili

The Goddess of the Seas and the Ocean. The Idemmili culture is thought to have been located in the state of Anambra. It’s a shrine that can be located in that culture and is one of Igboland’s oldest shrines. It’s a secret glow, and there’s python (eke) worship going on. The killing of pythons in that area is also prohibited.

9. Ogbunabalị

Without the God of Death, this list will be incomplete. He is regarded as the death god, literally meaning ‘the one who kills at night’. It is said that his victims are criminals and those who have committed abominations on the ground, and that he is known to be a brutal murderer.

You can get more knowledge from a custodian of history and culture in your hometown about their rites, mode of involvement and rules governing each of these gods.

We Africans need to embrace our cultures, by the way, even though we are unable to practice them. We should study our history, so that we can teach the world and unborn generations about it [without adulteration].

Thanks for reading, the topics covered here are available for positive progress and critical assessments

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Nigerians Who Were Killed After Winning Millons From Betting (Photos)

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Nigerians Who Were Killed After Winning Millons From Betting (Photos)

Jeremiah 17: 9:

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“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

The evidence that we are living in a wicked world has never been vivid than this. The hearts of men is full of wickedness and pure evil. Not everyone wants to see your happy.

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Once upon a time, these young men lived a life of penury, but when their lives was about to get better, they were gruesomely killed by wicked and jealousy people.

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Read on and learn to zip your lips when something good is about to happen to you. Not everyone wants to see you succeed.

1. Seun

 

 

On the 3rd of April 2016, fear gripped the residents of a Jimoh Balogun area of Ketu after a 32-year old man was murdered in his one-room apartment at by gunmen. According to reports, Seun had won N3 million from sport betting before he was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

2. Mieyebi Prince

 

 

If Mieyebi Prince was still alive today he would have probably be thinking of how fun-filled Christmas was going to be for him and his family. But now it’s sadness, tears and mourning.

 

 

27-years-old Mieyebi Prince was stabbed to death by unknown men after winning N15 million from sport betting. The sad incident happened on the 23rd of November at Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri, Delta State.

3. Achuku Joseph

 

 

In April 2018, 28-years-old Achuku Joseph a resident of Sabo Pegi area of Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, was brutally murdered by unknown men after winning N7.4 million on sports betting. Joseph’s lifeless body was abandoned by the roadside with several deep machete wounds.

The morning he was killed, it was alleged that Joseph left his home without informing anyone that he is going to collect his money. Unfortunately, he was found dead with several deep wounds on his body.

The person or people who attacked him took the documents necessary to get the money he won. Investigation has been going on since 2018 but no one has been brought to book.

 

 

In May 2020, the father of late Joseph begged the Nigerian police yet again to help him fish out the killers of his son. Up till date the people or person who killed Joseph has not be found.

 

 

The Killers of Seun, Mieyebi Prince and Joseph Achuku are moving around freely enjoying their lives. But a day will come they will have to stand before before an Omnipotent (All Knowing) God.

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After Bishop Abioye’s Former Driver Converted To Islam, See His Throwback Photos

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After Bishop Abioye’s Former Driver Converted To Islam, See His Throwback Photos

Islamic and Christian religion are religions which people knew throughout the world that allows peace to reign, and also shares the same love to each other as well. These religions are 100 per cent accepted by God, this means you are free to choose anyone among them and practice it so as to serve God.

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There are million numbers of people in the world who are practicing Islamic and Christian religion, and they fund joy and happiness for practicing them. So, my advise to everyone who is reading this article is that, no matter the type of the religion you are practicing among these religions, you should know how to show love to your neighbor as the Holy Books has directed us to do.

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Just because you are a Christian doesn’t mean you should not love Muslims, and just because you are a Muslim doesn’t mean you not care for your brothers and sisters who are Christians. We are all a family and we should always share the same love together as far we are all human being.

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My today’s inspirational message to you made me remember in 2017 (three years ago), when Bishop Abioye’s former driver identified as Nicholas Martins, converted to Islamic religion and changed his name to Ismail Haruna. Even though he was sacked as Bishop Abioye’s driver after he converted to Islam, but thank for his life he is still practicing the religion till today.

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See his throwback photos below:

 

 

Islam and Christianity is a peaceful religion, let’s serve them as God directed us to do and let there be no religious fight in our country. May Almighty God bless us all. Thanks for reading this article, and don’t forget to share it to your loved ones

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Stop Doing This 5 Things To Your Husband. It’s Wrong And Can Make Him Dump You

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Stop Doing This 5 Things To Your Husband. It’s Wrong And Can Make Him Dump You.

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Marriage is beautiful when the husband and wife know and understand their roles and play it well.

 

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As a wife when you are playing your roles very well, your efforts could became a waste if you mix them up with bad character. These bad characters will only frustrate your husband and can break your marriage.

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Below are examples of those bad characters a wife should stop doing.

1. Stop Comparing Your Husband With Other Men

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Wives stop comparing your husband with other men. It can ruin your marriage. If your husband gives you N2000 to cook soup. Take it with joy and use it prudently. Never tell your husband that your friend husband gives her N5000 for soup. It’s very wrong. All fingers are not equal.

2. Stop Using Your Body (S€x) As A Bargain

 

 

This is another bad habit that many women are fond of doing. When you want your husband to buy you something or give you money, you will say “When I get what I want, you get s€x.”

If you are fond of doing this, it’s a sin against God. The Bible reminds husbands and wives that their bodies are not their own.

Corinthians 7:4-5 reads:

“The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent…”

3. Stop Tying Wrapper All The Time

 

 

Before you got married, you were looking all adorable in your pencil skirts and jeans. Now you are married, you go around tying wrapper in the house. It’s absolutely wrong.

Truth be told, the sight of wrapper irritates many men. Wives Please get some skirts, and shorts to wear at home. Apart from looking nice, get some deodorant and smell nice too.

4. Stop Dishonouring Your Husband

 

 

Some women dishonour their husbands without knowing. They do so by correcting their husbands in front of others and criticizing him in front of their children or in public.

5. Stop Checking Your Husband Phone

 

 

Your husband’s phone is something private. It’s very wrong for you to for through his call logs, WhatsApp, Text Messages and photos. What are you looking for? If eventually you find nude pictures, what will you you do? Fight your husband? Quarrel with him? That will be a stupid thing to do.

 

 

Remember Maryam Sanda ? If she didn’t check her husband’s phone, she wouldn’t have killed him and get a death sentence.

 

 

Wives stay away from your husband’s phone.

Dear readers, What dou you think about these bad characters mentioned bove? You can also drop your own opinion in the comment section below

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