Danse avec Shango - Dieu du Tonnerre

Danse avec Shango - Dieu du Tonnerre
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Dance with Shango - God of Thunder
Danse avec Shango - Dieu du Tonnerre
247 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
29 x 23 cm
1,622 kg
English & Français

Within the abundant pantheon of the Yoruba deities, Shango is one of the most powerful gods: an incredible force of nature that strikes with lightning and meteorites. At once man, king and force of nature, he is a particularly complex example of the belief system of the Yoruba of Benin and Nigeria, incarnating both energy and balance. Shango's believers surround themselves with remarkable symbols. The oshe, a double-headed axe, is the most varied of all: during ceremonial dances, it extends the arms and the gestures of those holding it and showcases them with its refi ned beauty, which is sometimes descriptive and sometimes abstract. It also complements the magnificent altar, which overfl ows with offerings of food and libations. This book aims to highlight the richness of African heritage and thought, through many different works of art.

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Au sein du foisonnant panthéon yoruba, Shango est l'une des divinités les plus puissantes : il incarne une force de la nature redoutable qui frappe avec la foudre et les météorites. À la fois homme, roi et force de la nature, il est un support particulièrement complexe de la pensée yoruba au Bénin et au Nigeria, entre énergie et équilibre. Cet ouvrage restitue la richesse du patrimoine matériel et de la pensée d'Afrique, à travers de nombreux chefs-d'Å“uvre inédits. Within the abundant pantheon of the Yoruba deities, Shango is one of the most powerful gods: an incredible force of nature that strikes with lightning and meteorites. At once man, king and force of nature, he is a particularly complex example of the belief system of the Yoruba of Benin and Nigeria, incarnating both energy and balance. This book aims to highlight the richness of African heritage and thought, through many different works of art.