Oyler, D. S.. Nikawng's place in the Shilluk religion

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Title: Nikawng's place in the Shilluk religion

Published in: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 1

Published By: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 1 Khartoum: [s.n.], 1918. 283-292 p.

By line: D. S. Oyler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: General character of religion (771); Cult of the dead (769); Animism (774); Spirits and gods (776); Mythology (773); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Revelation and divination (787); Religious experience (781);

Abstract: This article deals with the religious and medical beliefs and practices of the Shilluk. Various aspects of the religion are discussed, including ancestor worship, concepts of the relations of various deities and deified culture heroes to each other, prayers, sacrifices, shrines, etc. There is considerable detail given on shamanism and spirit possession and the manner in which communication is established with the spirits of dead kings and Nikawng. The author, a missionary, spent several years among the Shilluk.

Document Number: 28

Document ID: fj23-028

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1918

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: 1900-1918

Coverage Place: Sudan

LCSH: Shilluk (African people)


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