[Yoruba Religion]

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Class Lecture: Abimbola, Dr. Wanda Ifa, Side 1: Olabimtan, Afolabi Ogun; Side 2 Lagos, Nigeria

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Professor’s Abímbọ́lá and Olabimtan deliver a presentation on Yoruba religion. In the presentation both discuss the origin of Ogun, the god of war and metals.

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00:02:41 Unidentified man ask guess to come down front and discuss Yoruba religion.

00:05:05 Professor Abimbola thanks those in attendance.

00:15:04 Talks about a deity coming down from heaven.

00:55:05 Professor Olabimtan talks about Ogun, the god of the blacksmith, the warrior, the man who works with iron.

01:05:21 Talks about four different legends associated with Ogun mother and father.

01:10:17 Talks about origin of Ogun coming from a place where iron first appeared.

01:18:56 Talks about Ogun being the result of the philosophizing of the Yoruba about the phenomenon of wild fire put to the use of man for heating, lighting, cooking, hunting, and war.

01:24:57 Talks about emblems of Ogun.

01:43:29 Audio ends.


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