By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

This variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship—with the addition of 3 new chapters. starting with Akan theology and finishing with sacrifices, the research examines Akan perception of God, the abosom (gods and goddesses) relative to construction, centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final spiritual image housing the soul of the Akan, and arranged annual propitiatory festivities performed one of the Akan in honor of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo) and abosom. The publication, for this reason, serves as a useful source for these attracted to the phenomenon of African faith, since it offers actual perception into ancestor worship in ways in which are significant, functional, systematic, and as a lifestyle via an Akan conventional ruler (Ↄdikro) and a professor of Africana reports.

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