TRADITIONAL BELIEF OF MY PEOPLE
I am here again to tell you about my tribe and what they are known for.
This week we have been given topics of how we do things in our tribe and culture.
Today I will be writing on the topic " *The traditional belief of my people".
Every tribe or ethnic group have their own beliefs and rules, or things that are forbidden, which if broken it might lead to a particular cause or punishment, some maybe true or just a superstitious beliefs.
I'm from Ogun state under the tribe of Yoruba, which is in Nigeria. Where I'm from there are so many superstitious beliefs, I have heard stories about this beliefs, some I doubted and some I believed.
Let me share one of them.
Pregnant women are not allowed to move about under hot sun or mid-nights
Where I'm from it is forbidden for a pregnant woman to move under hot sun or at midnight. The reason is because my people considers it as a dangerous time for movement, they belief it is usually the time evil spirits move around looking for where they will dwell or hide.
They said if this evil spirits meets a pregnant woman that hour, it is believed that there will be replacement of the unborn child by the evil spirit and this may result to the woman given birth to a abnormal, evil or possessed child.
Another belief also is that a pregnant woman eat okra or snail so that there will be no secretion of saliva while growing up.
There so many beliefs, but I would love to hear your reaction of this little one I just shared, is it so in your tribe? do you agree with this belief? or this beliefs are just superstitious?.
Thanks for reading, see you again.
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