9780253352804

Sixteen Cowries : Yoruba Divination from Africa to the New World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253352804

  • ISBN10:

    0253352800

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1978-12-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part One: Sixteen Cowries
Introduction
3(12)
The Divination Verses
15(17)
The System of Belief
32(22)
Part Two: The Verses of Sixteen Cowries
Eji Ogbe (A1-49) 8 cowries
54(132)
Ofun (B1-14) 10 cowries
186(38)
Osa (C1-19) 9 cowries
224(54)
Okanran (D1-7) 1 cowry
278(18)
Eji Oko (E1-7) 2 cowries
296(22)
Irosun (F1-22) 4 cowries
318(70)
Ose (G1-15) 5 cowries
388(60)
Ogunda (H1-12) 3 cowries
448(46)
Obara (I1-19) 6 cowries
494(88)
Odi (J1-18) 7 cowries
582(84)
Owonrin (K1-13) 11 cowries
666(52)
Ejila Sebora (L1-8) 12 cowries
718(24)
Ika (M1-2) 13 cowries
742(8)
Oturupon (N1-2) 14 cowries
750(14)
Ofun Kanran (O1) 15 cowries
764(4)
Irete (P1) 16 cowries
768(4)
Opira (Q1) 0 cowries
772(2)
Appendix 774(13)
References Cited 787

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