Oyo-Yoruba mythology

The mythology Oyo-Yoruba traite du royaume d’Oyo et des peuples Yoruba.

the kingdom of Oyo is a former African state, founded in the xve siècle par les Yorubas, dans l’actuel Nigeria. Ce royaume était limité à l’ouest par le royaume de Dahomey, au nord par le Noupé et à l’est par le fleuve Niger.

The kingdom was created by Shango, the first king of Oyo. Oyo State was the most powerful of the Yoruba city-states. Ilé-Ifé is considered the city of origin of all the Yorubas. Here, the Yoruba religion is practiced as in all Yoruba states. In Oyo the deity Ogu was revered. The king bore the title of Yalafin. The kingdom was divided into provinces all ruled by a Oba, who remitted taxes and duties to the king. The Oba, had at their orders a council, made up of war chiefs, spiritual leaders, heads of the various villages of the province, who together ensured the management of the territory. THE'Oba, was chosen by the council.

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