~ ~ ~ WE ARE TRIUMPHANT PEOPLE ~ ~ ~ THE BROWN AND HUMPHREY FAMILIES ~ ~ ~

 

 

Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Paternal Lineage

 

African Ancestry

 

Certificates

 

The Balanta People

 

Nigerian Connection

 

The Fulani People

 

The Yoruba People

 

How Did We Get Here

 

Pictures

 

Sources

 

Acknowledgements

 

Contact Us

 

The Book

 

Guestbook

 

 

 

THE YORUBA PEOPLE CONTINUE.....

Ra –the Egyptian sun god; RaRa – Yoruba
Amon – hidden (Egyptian) Mon or Minmon – hidden (Yoruba)
Thoth – god (Egyptian) To – god (Yoruba)
Khonsu – moon god (Egyptian) Osu – moon (Yoruba)

       Both sets of people believed in the deification of the Pharaoh and the King, and in the importance attached to names, and both believed strongly in a future life.
       According to Yoruba’s mythology, Oduduwa became the first Yoruba king (Oba) at Ile-Ife. The various Yoruba city states traces their founding to one of Oduduwa’s 16 sons, who left Ile-Ife, and established their own kingdoms. The Yoruba kings guarded and used their divine origins as direct descendants of Oduduwa, and as king (Oba) shares the responsibility to mediate over spiritual matters with priests, elders, and other religious specialists. The Yoruba people believe in 2 realms: the world of the living (aye), and the other world (orun), which is the world of the Supreme Being, the ancestors and the gods (orisas).
The Yoruba are very artistic people, specializing in basket weaving, pottery, mask making, leatherwork, beadwork, metalwork, ivory and wood carvings. Their artwork is renowned worldwide.
       In most Yoruba towns, there is a large elaborate palace of the kings at the center, and the compound of the patrilineages surrounds it. Inheritance and succession are based on patrilineal lineage (from kings or fathers).The patrilineage lives together under the authority of a headman. They share certain names (titles), taboos, and worship their own deity. Many Yoruba are now Christians and Muslims, but some aspect of their traditional religion still survives.