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African Religions - Historic Books On CD

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This CD contains 20 Rare and Fascinating historic books detailing African Religions and Mythologies. The20 books in this collection cover the following regions: South Africa, The Bantu, West Africa, Central Africa and the Caribbean.

Below is a breakdown of the books and their contents by region. The book titles are bolded and the contents are in the bullet points below each book. All books are complete - including any illustrations that were in the original hardcopy books.

All books are supplied in PDF format and are fully searchable.


South Africa

The Religious System of the Amazulu by Henry Callaway [1870]

  • Part I: UNKULUNKULU (OR, THE TRADITION OF CREATION AS EXISTING AMONG THE AMAZULU AND OTHER TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA.)
  • Part II: AMATONGO (OR, ANCESTOR WORSHIP.)
  • Part III: IZINYANGA ZOKUBULA (OR, DIVINERS.)
  • Part IV: ABATAKATI (OR, MEDICAL MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT.)

Specimens of Bushman Folklore by W.H.I. Bleek and L.C. Lloyd [1911]

  • The Mantis Assumes The Form Of A Hartebeest
  • !Gaunu-Tsaxau (The Son Of The Mantis), The Baboons, And The Mantis
  • The Story Of The Leopard Tortoise.
  • The Children Are Sent To Throw The Sleeping Sun Into The Sky.
  • The Origin Of Death; Preceded By A Prayer Addressed To The Young Moon.
  • The Moon Is Not To Be Looked At When Game Has Been Shot.
  • The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars.
  • The Great Star, !Gaunu, Which, Singing, Named The Stars.
  • What The Stars Say, And A Prayer To A Star.
  • !Ko-G!nuing-Tara, Wife Of The Dawn's-Heart Star, Jupiter.
  • The Son Of The Wind.
  • The Wind.
  • #Kaga'Ra And !Haunu, Who Fought Each Other With Lightning.
  • The Hyena's Revenge. First Version.
  • The Hyena's Revenge. Second Version.
  • The Lion Jealous Of The Voice Of The Ostrich.
  • The Resurrection Of The Ostrich.
  • The Vultures, Their Elder Sister, And Her Husband.
  • Ddi-Xerreten, The Lioness, And The Children.
  • The Mason Wasp And His Wife.
  • The Young Man Of The Ancient Race, Who Was Carried Off By A Lion; When Asleep In The Field.
  • A Woman Of The Early Race And The Rain Bull.
  • The Girl's Story; The Frogs' Story.
  • The Man Who Ordered His Wife To Cut Off His Ears.
  • The #Nerru And Her Husband.
  • The #Nerru, As A Bird
  • The Death Of The Lizard.
  • The Cat's Song.
  • The Song Of The Caama Fox.
  • The Songs Of The Blue Crane.
  • The Old Woman's Song.
  • A Song Sung By The Star !Gaunu, And Especially By Bushman Women.
  • Sirius And Canopus.
  • The Song Of The Bustard.
  • The Song Of The Springbok Mothers.
  • ||Kabbo's Song On The Loss Of His Tobacco Pouch.
  • The Broken String.
  • The Song Of !Nu!Numma-!Kwiten.
  • The Leopard And The Jackal.
  • Doings Of The Springbok.
  • Habits Of The Bat And The Porcupine.
  • The Saxicola Castor And The Wild Cat.
  • The Baboons And ||Xabbiten||Xabbiten.
  • A Lion's Story.
  • The Man Who Found A Lion In A Cave.
  • Certain Hunting Observances, Called !Nanna-Sse.
  • !Nanna-Sse, Second Part.
  • Treatment Of Bones By The Narrator's Grandfather, Tsatsi.
  • How The Father-In-Law Of The Narrator Treated Bones.
  • Tactics In Springbok Hunting.
  • ||Kabbo's Capture And Journey To Cape Town. First Account.
  • ||Kabbo's Capture And Journey To Cape Town. Second Account.
  • ||Kabbo's Journey In The Railway Train.
  • ||Kabbo's Intended Return Home.
  • How |Hang#Kass'o'S Pet Leveret Was Killed.
  • The Thunderstorm.
  • Cutting Off The Top Of The Little Finger, And Piercing Ears And Nose.
  • Cutting Off The Top Of The Little Finger. Second Account
  • Bushman Presentiments
  • Doings And Prayers When Canopus And Sirius Come Out.
  • The Making Of Clay Pots.
  • The Bushman Soup Spoon.
  • The Shaped Rib Bone.
  • The Bushman Drum And Dancing Rattles.
  • How The Dancing Rattles Are Prepared.
  • The Use Of The !Going!Going, Followed By An Account Of A Bushman Dance.
  • Preparation Of The Feather Brushes Used In Springbok Hunting.
  • The Marking Of Arrows.
  • The Adhesive Substance Used By The Bushmen In Marking Arrows.
  • Mode Of Getting Rid Of The Evil Influence Of Bad Dreams.
  • Concerning Two Apparitions.
  • The Jackal's Heart Not To Be Eaten.
  • ||Hara And Tto.
  • How Tto Is Obtained.
  • Signs Made By Bushmen In Order To Show In Which Direction They Have Gone.
  • A Bushman, Becoming Faint From The Sun's Heat When Returning Home, Throws Earth Into The Air, That Those At Home May See The Dust And Come To Help Him.
  • Death.
  • The Relations Of Wind, Moon, And Cloud To Human Beings After Death.
  • 1. The Doings Of |Xue Are Many.
  • 2. Further Changes Of Form.
  • 3. |Xue As A ||Gui Tree And As A Fly.
  • 4. |Xue As Water And As Other Things. In His Own Form, He Rubs Fire And Dies.
  • Prayer To The Young Moon.
  • The Treatment Of Thieves.
  • The Four Pieces Of Wood Called |Xu, Used For Divining Purposes.
  • To Beat The Ground (With A Stone).
  • Snakes, Lizards, And A Certain Small Antelope, When Seen Near Graves, To Be Respected.
  • A Certain Snake, Which, By Lying Upon Its Back, Announces A Death In The Family; And Which Must Not, Under These Circumstances, Be Killed.

South African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey [1910] Kaffir (Xhosa)

  • Origin Of The Difference In Modes Of Life between Hottentots And Bushmen
  • The Lost Message
  • The Monkey's Fiddle
  • The Tiger, The Ram, And The Jackal
  • The Jackal And The Wolf
  • A Jackal And A Wolf
  • The Lion, The Jackal, And The Man
  • The World's Reward
  • The Lion And Jackal
  • Tink-Tinkje
  • The Lion And Jackal
  • Lion And Jackal
  • The Hunt Of Lion And Jackal
  • Story Of Lion And Little Jackal
  • The Lioness And The Ostrich
  • Crocodile's Treason
  • The Story Of A Dam
  • The Dance For Water Or Rabbit's Triumph
  • Jackal And Monkey
  • Lion's Share
  • Jackal's Bride
  • The Story Of Hare
  • The White Man And Snake
  • Another Version Of The Same Fable
  • Cloud-Eating
  • Lion's Illness
  • Jackal, Dove, And Heron
  • Cock And Jackal
  • Elephant And Tortoise
  • Another Version Of The Same Fable
  • Tortoises Hunting Ostriches
  • The Judgment Of Baboon
  • Lion And Baboon
  • The Zebra Stallion
  • When Lion Could Fly
  • Lion Who Thought Him Self Wiser Than His Mother
  • Lion Who Took A Woman's Shape
  • Why Has Jackal A Long, Black Stripe On His Back?
  • Horse Cursed By Sun
  • Lion's Defeat
  • The Origin Of Death
  • Another Version Of The Same Fable
  • A Third Version Of The Same Fable
  • A Fourth Version Of The Same Fable
  • A Zulu Version Of The Legend Of The "Origin Of Death"

Folk Tales by Georg McCall Theal [1886]

  • Story Of The Bird That Made Milk. I
  • The Story Of The Bird That Made Milk. II
  • The Story Of Five Heads
  • The Story Of Tangalimlibo
  • Story Of The Girl Who Disregarded The Custom Of Ntonjane
  • The Story Of Simbukumbukwana
  • The Story Of Sikulume
  • The Story Of Hlakanyana
  • The Story Of Demane And Demazana
  • The Runaway Children; Or, The Wonderful Feather
  • Story Of Ironside And His Sister
  • Story Of The Cannibal's Wonderful Bird
  • The Story Of The Cannibal Mother And Her Children
  • Story Of The Girl And The Mbulu
  • The Story Of Mbulukazi
  • The Story Of Long Snake
  • The Story Of Kenkebe
  • Another Story Of Kenkebe
  • Story Of The Wonderful Horns
  • The Story Of The Glutton
  • Story Of The Great Chief Of The Animals
  • Story Of The Hare
  • Story Of Lion And Little Jackal
  • Proverbs And Figurative Expressions

The Bantu

Myths and Legends of the Bantu by Alice Werner [1933]

  • Chapter I: Introductory
  • Chapter II: Where Man Came From, and How Death Came
  • Chapter III: Legends of the High Gods
  • Chapter IV: The Heaven Country and the Heaven People
  • Chapter V: Mortals Who Have Ascended to Heaven
  • Chapter VI: The Ghosts and the Ghost Country
  • Chapter VII: The Avenger of Blood
  • Chapter VIII: Heroes and Demi-Gods
  • Chapter IX: The Wakilindi Saga
  • Chapter X: The Story of Liongo Fumo
  • Chapter XI: The Tricksters Hlakanyana and Huveane
  • Chapter XII: The Amazimu
  • Chapter XIII: Of Were-Wolves, Halfmen, Gnomes, Goblins, and Other Monsters
  • Chapter XIV: The Swallowing Monster
  • Chapter XV: Lightning, Thunder, Rain, and the Rainbow
  • Chapter XVI: Doctors, Prophets, and Witches
  • Chapter XVII: Brer Rabbit in Africa
  • Chapter XVIII: Legends of the Tortoise
  • Chapter XIX: Stories of Some Other Animals
  • Chapter XX.- Some Stories Which Have Travelled

West and Central Africa

Myths of f by John Wyndham [1921]

  • I. THE BEGINNING.
  • II. THE DESCENT
  • III. THE WAR OF THE GODS.
  • IV. THE SACRIFICE OF MRIMI.
  • V. THE BO WARS.
  • VI. THE PASSING OF GUN.

Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort, by R. E. Dennett. [1898]

  • I. The Folklore Of The Fjort.
  • II. How A Native Story Is Told.
  • III. How The Wives Restored Their Husband To Life.
  • IV. How Nsassi (Gazelle) Got Married.
  • V. The Vanishing Wife.
  • VI. Another Vanishing Wife.
  • VII. The Jealous Wife.
  • VIII. Ngomba's Balloon.
  • IX. The Wicked Husband.
  • X. The Wonderful Child.
  • XI. How Kengi Lost Her Child.
  • XII. The Twin Brothers.
  • XIII. The Younger Brother Who Knew More Than The Elder.
  • XIV. The Chimpanzee And Gorilla.
  • XV. The Antelope And The Leopard.
  • XVI. How The Spider Won And Lost Nzambi's Daughter.
  • XVII. The Turtle And The Man.
  • XVIII. Killing A Leopard.
  • XIX. The Gazelle And The Leopard.
  • XX. The Wild Cat And The Gazelle.
  • XXI. The Crafty Woman Overreaches Herself.
  • XXII. How The Fetish Sunga Punished My Great-Uncle's Twin Brother, Basa.
  • XXIII. The Rabbit And The Antelope.
  • XXIV. The Fight Between The Two Fetishes, Lifuma And Chimpukela.
  • XXV. The Fetish Of Chilunga.
  • XXVI. The Leopard And The Crocodile.
  • XXVII. Why Some Men Are White And Others Black.
  • XXVIII. The Bird-Messengers.
  • XXIX. Nzambi Mpungu's Ambassador.
  • XXX. Why The Crocodile Does Not Eat The Hen.
  • XXXI. The Three Brothers.
  • XXXII. Death And Burial Of The Fjort.

At the Back of the Black Man's Mind by R. E. Dennett. [1906]

  • Chapter 1 LUANGO AND THE BAVILI
  • Chapter 2 ELECTION OF A KING IN THE KONGO
  • Chapter 3 CORONATION OF A KING IN THE KONGO
  • Chapter 4 COURTS OF MALUANGO AND MAMBOMA
  • Chapter 5 LAW
  • Chapter 6 MEASURES, SIGNS, AND SYMBOLS
  • Chapter 7 BAVILI PSYCHOLOGY
  • Chapter 8 NDONGOISM
  • Chapter 9 NKICI-ISM
  • Chapter 10 BAVILI PHILOSOPHY
  • Chapter 11 BIBILA, THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GROVES
  • Chapter 12 SACRED LANDS AND RIVERS
  • Chapter 13 SACRED TREES
  • Chapter 14 THE OMENS
  • Chapter 15 SACRED ANIMALS
  • Chapter 16 NZAMBI (GOD), THE WORD NKICI, AND THE BAKICI BACI
  • Chapter 17 THE BINI
  • Chapter 18 BENIN DISTRICTS
  • Chapter 19 BINI CUSTOMS
  • Chapter 20 MORE CUSTOMS
  • Chapter 21 TRACES OF NKICI-ISM AMONG THE BINI
  • Chapter 22 THE PHILOSOPHY AT THE BACK OF THE BLACK MAN'S MIND IN TABLE FORM

Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria By Elphinstone Dayrell, Introduction by Andrew Lang. [1910]

  • Chapter 1 LUANGO AND THE BAVILI
  • Chapter 2 ELECTION OF A KING IN THE KONGO
  • Chapter 3 CORONATION OF A KING IN THE KONGO
  • Chapter 4 COURTS OF MALUANGO AND MAMBOMA
  • Chapter 5 LAW
  • Chapter 6 MEASURES, SIGNS, AND SYMBOLS
  • Chapter 7 BAVILI PSYCHOLOGY
  • Chapter 8 NDONGOISM
  • Chapter 9 NKICI-ISM
  • Chapter 10 BAVILI PHILOSOPHY
  • Chapter 11 BIBILA, THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GROVES
  • Chapter 12 SACRED LANDS AND RIVERS
  • Chapter 13 SACRED TREES
  • Chapter 14 THE OMENS
  • Chapter 15 SACRED ANIMALS
  • Chapter 16 NZAMBI (GOD), THE WORD NKICI, AND THE BAKICI BACI
  • Chapter 17 THE BINI
  • Chapter 18 BENIN DISTRICTS
  • Chapter 19 BINI CUSTOMS
  • Chapter 20 MORE CUSTOMS
  • Chapter 21 TRACES OF NKICI-ISM AMONG THE BINI
  • Chapter 22 THE PHILOSOPHY AT THE BACK OF THE BLACK MAN'S MIND IN TABLE FORM

Fetichism in West Africa by Rev. Robert Hamill Nassau. [1904]

  • Chapter I: Constitution of Native African Society--Sociology
  • Chapter II: The Idea of God--Religion
  • Chapter III: Polytheism--Idolatry
  • Chapter IV :Spiritual Beings in African Religion
  • Chapter V: Spiritual Beings in Africa--Their Classes and Functions
  • Chapter VI: Fetichism--Its Philosophy--A Physical Salvation--Charms and Amulets
  • Chapter VII: The Fetich--A Worship
  • Chapter VIII: The Fetich--Witchcraft--A White Art--Sorcery
  • Chapter IX: The Fetich--Witchcraft--A Black Art--Demonology
  • Chapter X: Fetichism--A Government
  • Chapter XI: The Fetich--Its Relation to the Family
  • Chapter XII: The Fetich--Its Relations to Daily Work and Occupations and to the Needs of Life
  • Chapter XIII: The Fetich--Superstition in Customs
  • Chapter XIV: Fetich--Its Relation to the Future Life--Ceremonies at Deaths and Funerals
  • Chapter XV: Fetichism--Some of its Practical Effects
  • Chapter XVI: Tales of Fetich Based on Fact
  • Chapter XVII: Fetich in Folk-Lore

Hausa Folklore by Maalam Shaihu, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray. [1913]

  • 1. The story of the slave by name 'The World'
  • 2. How brothers and sisters first came to quarrel and hate each other
  • 3. The story of the boy and the old woman, and how the wasp got his small waist
  • 4. The story about a beautiful maiden, and how the hartebeest got the marks under its eyes like teardrops
  • 5. How the whip and the 'maara' spoon (a broken bit of calabash) came to the haunts of men
  • 6. A story about a chief, and how his sons observed his funeral, and the origin of the spider
  • 7. A story about an orphan, showing that 'he who sows evil, it comes forth in his own garden'
  • 8. A story about a witch, and how the baby of the family outwitted her, and invented the first walled town
  • 9. The doctor who went a pilgrimage to Mecca on a hyena
  • 10. A story about a chief and his cook
  • 11. A story about three youths all skilled in certain things, and how they used that skill to circumvent a difficulty.
  • 12. A story about a giant, and the cause of thunder
  • 13. A story about an orphan which was the origin of the saying 'The orphan with a coat of skin is hated, but when it is a metal one he is honoured'
  • 14. A story of a jealous man and what befell him
  • 15. A story of a great friendship and how it was put to the test
  • 16. A story about a test of skill
  • 17. A story about Miss Salt, Miss Pepper, &c.
  • 18. The story of Muusa (Moses) and how it came about that brothers and sisters do not marry each other
  • 19. A story about a hunter and his son
  • 20. A story about a maiden and the pumpkin
  • 21. The Gaawoo-tree and the maiden, and the first person who ever went mad

Woman's Mysteries of a Primitive People by D. Amaury Talbot. [1915]

  • Chapter 1: Introductory
  • Chapter 2: Prenatal Influences And Birth Customs
  • Chapter 3: Birth Customs (continued)
  • Chapter 4: Affinities Or Bush Souls
  • Chapter 5: Childhood
  • Chapter 6: Maidenhood To Marriage
  • Chapter 7: Wedded Life And Motherhood
  • Chapter 8: Domestic Life
  • Chapter 9: Marriage Problems
  • Chapter 10: Love Philtres And Magic
  • Chapter 11: Witchcraft
  • Chapter 12: Jujus
  • Chapter 13: Woman And Secret Societies
  • Chapter 14: Woman In War Time
  • Chapter 15: Widowhood And Burial Customs
  • Chapter 16: Widowhood And Burial Customs (continued)

The Yoruba Speaking Peoples by A.B. Ellis [1894]

  • Chapter I: Introductory.
  • Chapter II: Chief Gods.
  • Chapter III: Minor Gods.
  • Chapter IV: Remarks on the Foregoing.
  • Chapter V: Priests and Worship.
  • Chapter VI: Egungun, Oro, Abiku, and Various Superstitions.
  • Chapter VII: The In-Dwelling Spirits And Souls of Men.
  • Chapter VIII: Measurements of Time.
  • Chapter IX: Ceremonies at Birth, Marriage, and Death.
  • Chapter XIII: Proverbs.
  • Chapter XIV: Folk-Lore Tales.

Caribbean

Jamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith [1924].

  • 1. Tying Tiger.
  • 2. Tiger as Substitute.
  • 3. Tiger as Riding-horse.
  • 4. Tiger's Sheep-skin Suit.
  • 5. Tiger Catching the Sheep-thief.
  • 6. Tiger's Breakfast.
  • 7. Eggs and Scorpions.
  • 8. Tiger's Bone-hole.
  • 9. The Christening.
  • 10. Eating Tiger's Guts.
  • 11. Throwing away Knives.
  • 12. Grace Before Meat.
  • 13. Day-time Trouble.
  • 14. New Names.
  • 15. Long-shirt.
  • 16. Shut up in the Pot.
  • 17. House in the Air.
  • 18. Goat on the Hill-side.
  • 19. Dog and Dog-head.
  • 20. Tacoomah's Corn-piece.
  • 21. Anansi and the Tar-baby.
  • 22. Inside the Cow.
  • 23. Cunnie-More-Than-Father.
  • 24. The Duckano tree.
  • 25. Food and Cudgel.
  • 26. The Riddle.
  • 27. Anansi and Brother Dead.
  • 28. Brother Dead and the Brindle Puppy.
  • 29. The Cowitch and Mr. Foolman.
  • 30. Dry-Head and Anansi. 31. The Yam-hills.
  • 32. The Law against Back-biting.
  • 33. Fling-a-mile.
  • 34. But-but and Anansi.
  • 35. Tumble-bug and Anansi.
  • 36. Horse and Anansi.
  • 37. Anansi in Monkey Country.
  • 38. Curing the Sick.
  • 39. Anansi, White-belly and Fish.
  • 40. Goat's Escape.
  • 41. Turtle's Escape.
  • 42. Fire and Anansi.
  • 43. Quit-quit and Anansi.
  • 44. Spider Marries Monkey's Daughter.
  • 45. The Chain of Victims.
  • 46. Why Tumble-bug Rolls in the Dung.
  • 47. Why John-crow has a Bald Head.
  • 48. Why Dog is always Looking.
  • 49. Why Rocks at the River are covered with Moss.
  • 50. Why Ground-dove Complains.
  • 51. Why Hog is always Grunting.
  • 52. Why Toad Croaks.
  • 53. Why Woodpecker Bores Wood.
  • 54. Why Crab is afraid after Dark.
  • 55. Why Mice are no Bigger.
  • 56. Rat's Wedding. [Supplementary Note]
  • 57. Cockroach Stories.
  • 58. Hunter, Guinea-hen and Fish.
  • 59. Rabbit Stories.
  • 60. The Animal Race.
  • 61. The Fasting Trial.
  • 62. Man is Stronger.
  • 63. The Pea that made a Fortune.
  • 64. Settling the Father's Debt.
  • 65. Mr. Lenaman's Corn-field.
  • 66. Simon Tootoos.
  • 67. The Tree-wife.
  • 68. Sammy the Comferee.
  • 69. Grandy-Do-an'-Do.
  • 70. Jack and Harry.
  • 71. Pea-fowl as Messenger.
  • 72. The Barking Puppy.
  • 73. The Singing Bird.
  • 74. Two Sisters.
  • 75. Asoonah.
  • 76. The Greedy Child.
  • 77. Alimoty and Aliminty.
  • 78. The Fish Lover.
  • 79. Juggin Straw Blue.
  • 80. The Witch and the Grain of Peas.
  • 81. Bosen Corner.
  • 82. The Three Dogs.
  • 83. Andrew and his Sisters.
  • 84. The Hunter.
  • 85. Man-Snake as Bridegroom.
  • 86. The Girls who married the Devil.
  • 87. Bull as Bridegroom.
  • 88. The Two Bulls.
  • 89. Ballinder Bull.
  • 90. Bird Arinto.
  • 91. Tiger Softens his Voice.
  • 92. Hidden Names.
  • 93. Anansi and Mr. Able.
  • 94. The King's Three Daughters.
  • 95. The Dumb Child.
  • 96. The Dumb Wife.
  • 97. Leap, Timber, Leap.
  • 98. The Boy fools Anansi.
  • 99. The Water Crayfish.
  • 100. Ali Baba and Kissem.
  • 101. Bull-of all-the-Land.
  • 102. The Boiling Pot.
  • 103. The Twelve One-eyed Men.
  • 104. Bird and Hunter.
  • 105. Jack and the Devil Errant.
  • 106. The Magic Hat and the Staff of Life.
  • 107. Uncle Green and Jack.
  • 108. Big Begum and Little Begum.
  • 109. The Fool and the Wise Brother.
  • 110. The Children and the Witch.
  • 111. The Boy and the Mermaid.
  • 112. Difficult Tasks.
  • 113. The Grateful Beasts.
  • 114. Jack and the Bean-stalk.
  • 115. Jack and the Devil.
  • 116. Jack's Riddle.
  • 117. Jack as Fortune-teller.
  • 118. Robin as Fortune-teller.
  • 119. Jack and the Grateful Dead.
  • 120. The Boy and his Master.
  • 121. The Language of Beasts.
  • 122. The Three Pieces of Advice.
  • 123. Three Brothers and the Life-tree.
  • 124. The Skilful Brothers.
  • 125. The Three Sillies.
  • 126. A Misunderstanding.
  • 127. Big-head, Big-belly, and Little-foot.
  • 128. The Goat in the Lion's Den.
  • 129. The Donkey, the Cat and the Lion's Head.
  • 130. Clever Molly May.
  • 131. Dancing to Anansi's Fiddle.
  • 132. Anansi claims the dinner.
  • 133. Anansi seeks his Fortune.
  • 134. The Pannier-jar.
  • 135. Anansi kills his Grandmother.
  • 136. White Belly and Anansi.
  • 137. Monkey hunts Anansi.
  • 138. Anansi and the Pig coming from Market.
  • 139. The Fifer.
  • 140. In Come Murray.
  • 141. Tacoomah makes a Dance.
  • 142. Anansi makes a Dance.
  • 143. Red Yam.
  • 144. Guzzah Man.
  • 145. Fowl and Pretty Poll.
  • 146. The Cumbolo.
  • 147. John-crow and Fowl at Court.
  • 148. Wooden Ping-ping and Cock.
  • 149. Animal Talk.

Rastafarianism

The Kebra Nagast E.A. Wallis Budge, translator [1932].

  • 1. Concerning the Glory of Kings
  • 2. Concerning the Greatness of Kings
  • 3. Concerning the Kingdom of ADAM
  • 4. Concerning Envy
  • 5. Concerning the Kingdom of SETH
  • 6. Concerning the Sin of CAIN
  • 7. Concerning NOAH
  • 8. Concerning the Flood
  • 9. Concerning the Covenant of NOAH
  • 10. Concerning ZION
  • 11. The Unanimous Declaration of the Three Hundred and Eighteen Orthodox Fathers
  • 12. Concerning CANAAN
  • 13. Concerning ABRAHAM
  • 14. Concerning the Covenant of ABRAHAM
  • 15. Concerning ISAAC and JACOB
  • 16. Concerning RBL (REUBEN)
  • 17. Concerning the Glory of ZION
  • 18. How the Orthodox Fathers and Bishops Agreed
  • 19. How this Book came to be found
  • 20. Concerning the Division of the Earth
  • 21. Concerning the Queen of the South
  • 22. Concerning TMRN, the Merchant
  • 23. How the Merchant returned to ETHIOPIA
  • 24. How the Queen made ready to set out on her Journey
  • 25. How the Queen came to SOLOMON the King
  • 26. How the King held converse with the Queen
  • 27. Concerning the Labourer
  • 28. How SOLOMON gave Commandments to the Queen
  • 29. Concerning the Three Hundred and Eighteen [Patriarchs]
  • 30. Concerning how King SOLOMON swore to the Queen
  • 31. Concerning the sign which SOLOMON gave the Queen
  • 32. How the Queen brought forth and came to her own Country
  • 33. How the King of ETHIOPIA travelled
  • 34. How the young man arrived in his mother's country
  • 35. How King SOLOMON sent to his son the commander of his army
  • 36. How King SOLOMON held intercourse with his son
  • 37. How SOLOMON asked His Son Questions
  • 38. How the King planned to send away his son with the children of the nobles
  • 39. How they made the Son of SOLOMON King
  • 40. How ZADOK the priest gave commands to DAVID the King
  • 41. Concerning the blessing of Kings
  • 42. Concerning the Ten Commandments
  • 43. How the men of the Army of ISRAEL received [their] orders
  • 44. How it is not a seemly thing to revile the King
  • 45. How those who were sent away wept and made a plan
  • 46. How they made a plan concerning ZION
  • 47. Concerning the offering of AZRYS (AZARIAH) and the King
  • 48. How they carried away ZION
  • 49. How his Father blessed his Son
  • 50. How they bade farewell to his Father and how the city mourned
  • 51. How he said unto ZADOK the Priest, "Go and bring the Covering (or, Clothing) which is upon it (i.e., ZION)"
  • 52. How ZADOK the Priest Departed
  • 53. How the Wagon was given to ETHIOPIA
  • 54. How DAVID [the King of ETHIOPIA] Prophesied and Saluted ZION
  • 55. How the People of ETHIOPIA Rejoiced
  • 56. Of the Return of ZADOK the Priest, and the giving of the Gift
  • 57. Concerning the Fall of ZADOK the Priest
  • 58. How SOLOMON Rose up to Slay them
  • 59. How the King Questioned an Egyptian, the Servant of PHARAOH
  • 60. How SOLOMON Lamented for ZION
  • 61. How SOLOMON Returned to JERUSALEM
  • 62. Concerning the answer which SOLOMON made to them
  • 63. How the Nobles of ISRAEL agreed [with the King]
  • 64. How the Daughter of PHARAOH Seduced SOLOMON
  • 65. Concerning the sin of SOLOMON
  • 66. Concerning the prophecy of CHRIST
  • 67. Concerning the lamentation of SOLOMON
  • 68. Concerning MARY, Our Lady of Salvation
  • 69. Concerning the Question of SOLOMON
  • 70. How REHOBOAM reigned
  • 71. Concerning MARY, the daughter of DAVID
  • 72. Concerning the King of RM (CONSTANTINOPLE)
  • 73. Concerning the first judgment of ADRM, King of RM
  • 74. Concerning the King of MEDYM
  • 75. Concerning the King of BABYLON
  • 76. Concerning lying witnesses
  • 77. Concerning the King of PERSIA
  • 78. Concerning the King of MOAB
  • 79. Concerning the King of AMALEK
  • 80. Concerning the King of the PHILISTINES
  • 81. How the son of SAMSON slew the son of the King of the PHILISTINES
  • 82. Concerning the going down of ABRAHAM into EGYPT
  • 83. Concerning the King of the ISHMAELITES
  • 84. Concerning the King of ETHIOPIA and how he returned to his country
  • 85. Concerning the rejoicing of Queen MKED
  • 86. How Queen MKED made her son King
  • 87. How the nobles (or governors) of ETHIOPIA took the oath
  • 88. How he himself related to his mother how they made him King
  • 89. How the Queen talked to the Children of ISRAEL
  • 90. How AZARIAH praised the Queen and her city
  • 91. This is what ye shall eat: the clean and the unclean
  • 92. How they renewed the kingdom of DAVID
  • 93. How the Men of RM destroyed the Faith
  • 94. The first war of the King of ETHIOPIA
  • 95. How the honourable estate of the King of ETHIOPIA was universally accepted
  • 96. Concerning the Prophecy about CHRIST
  • 97. Concerning the Murmuring of ISRAEL
  • 98. Concerning the Rod of MOSES and the Rod of AARON
  • 99. Concerning the Two Servants
  • 100. Concerning the Angels who rebelled
  • 101. Concerning Him that existeth in Everything and Everywhere
  • 102. Concerning the Beginning
  • 103. Concerning the Horns of the Altar
  • 104. More concerning the Ark and the Talk of the Wicked
  • 105. Concerning the belief of ABRAHAM
  • 106. A Prophecy concerning the Coming of CHRIST
  • 107. Concerning His entrance into JERUSALEM in Glory
  • 108. Concerning the wickedness of the iniquitous JEWS
  • 109. Concerning His Crucifixion
  • 110. Concerning His Resurrection
  • 111. Concerning His Ascension and His Second Coming
  • 112. How the Prophets foreshadowed Him in their persons
  • 113. Concerning the Chariot and the Vanquisher of the Enemy
  • 114. Concerning the return of ZION
  • 115. Concerning the Judgement of ISRAEL
  • 116. Concerning the Chariot of ETHIOPIA
  • 117. Concerning the King of RM and the King of ETHIOPIA

The Wisdom of Rastafari

  • THE BIBLE
  • RELIGION
  • MORALITY
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
  • UNITY
  • GOVERNMENT
  • LEADERSHIP
  • EDUCATION
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • PLANNING
  • WORK
  • SELF HELP
  • DEVELOPMENT
  • LAND POLICY
  • RESOURCES
  • AGRICULTURE
  • FINE ARTS
  • HEALTH
  • INTER AFRICA
  • ETHIOPIA'S POSITION
  • INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
  • FATE
  • LIFE
  • DEATH
  • MISCELLANEOUS

Vodun (Voodoo)

Last of the Voudoos by Lafcadio Hearn [1885]

New Orleans Superstitions by Lafcadio Hearn [1886]

Voodoo and Obeahs By Joseph J. Williams. New York, [1932].

  • Chapter I: African Ophiolatry
  • Chapter II: Serpent Cult at Whydah
  • Chapter III: Voodoo in Haiti
  • Chapter IV: Origin of Obeah
  • Chapter V: Development of Obeah in Jamaica

Psychic Phenomena of Jamaica By Joseph J. Williams. New York, [1934].


This is a must have collection for any primitive African religion and myth (mythology) history buff!

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