- The last rite of passage.
- In many African communities, it is said to be caused by:
DEATH RITES IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL SOCIETY (A.T.S)
ROLE OF DEATH IN CREATING MORAL VALUES
Reasons why death is feared in Traditional African Communities
Practices in T.A.C that show their belief in life after death
i. Naming children after the dead.
ii. Invoking the names of the dead during problems./ inviting them to important occasions.
iii. Burrying the dead with some property.
iv. Offering sacrifices to the dead.
v. Pouring libation to the living-dead.
vi. Taking care of their graveyards.
vii. Fulfilling the wishes / will of the dead/ carrying out the demands of the dead.
viii. Talking of the dead as having gone for a walk.
ix. Washing the dead body/ oiling/ giving a descent burial to the dead.
x. Holding commemoration ceremonies.
xi. Burrying the dead in a particular position/ direction/ in ancestral land.
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