by Omenka Egwuatu Nwa-Ikenga
Ndi Igbo (Igbo people), like other ancient people around the world, created mythology to answer basic questions about how the world was created, where their people came from, and why things are the way they are in the world. However, unlike many unenlightened people today, they were not naive enough to take these stories literally, and understood them to be symbolic.
The following myth deals with the origin of Afa (divination). Although the Yoruba system of Ifa is the most popular, it did NOT originate with them and appears all over West Africa. The Fon people call it Fa. The Urhobos call it Epha. To the Ewe, its also called Afa.
The excerpt is from page 86 of John Umeh’s After God is Dibia Volume 1:
“The Igbos have a very interesting history of the origin of Afa Ugili/Akpukpala
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