Once you hear the word Ekwensu the first thing that would enter your mind is Satan. Alot of Igbo people believe that Ekwensu is actually the Igbo name for Satan known by every Christian, but this is not actually true. Back then in the olden days the Igbo people had several gods that they worshipped.
The Igbos in the past history has a very powerful military forces with their local armor and magic charm to challenge any enemies that tries to invades any of their territories.
Ekwensu Is Not Satan, See What It Actually Means In Igbo Tradition Before The Coming Of Christianity
In life, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Bringing us to the fact that before the coming of Christianity, every culture has their own strong traditions that they so much believe in. Many people have this idea that "Ekwensu" means satan or devil.
Have you heard of "Ekwensu", the Igbo god of war? In Igboland, Ekwensu represents the god of war. The deity is also a trickster god known for negotiations in trade. Most people regard Ekwensu as the devil. Ekwensu is actually a deity in Igboland.
The Igbo people is one of those people who do not play with it any thing they hold dear. They value themselves, love one another and have a huge respect for their cultures and traditions. Talking about cultures and traditions, there are many cultures existing in Igboland. Cultures and traditions which have survived ages and are still thriving. This culture exist today because they were preserved. An Igbo person believes that his culture is his identity and promotes it always and everywhere. Igbo cultures and
Most of us have abandoned our tradition, some don't even know what their tradition was again after they abandoned it for the whites man tradition. The white man came to Nigeria and found it difficult to have a total control over the Igbos due to their system of governance and also because of their tradition. So what they did was to put fear in them and make most of them drop their religion and their belief. One of the things they did was to make some of the Igbo people drop their religion. The ancient Igbos
According to Legend of the Igbo people, "Ekwensu" at the early stage of human race was a character in the igbo history who exhibited high degree of wisdom and intellect often using his wisdom to play a trick and to an extent defy normal natural occurrence. Ekwensu served as the god (Alusi) of bargains and the tortoise. Ekwensu was very Crafty during negotiations. Ekwensu according to the old igbo Legend was believed to be one of the sons of the creator, (Chi-Ukwu also called Chukwu or Chineke). Due to several
How evil is Ekwenus ? There is a common misconception of what Ekwenus means in Igbo language. To the Igbo of this generation, Ekwensu is the Igbo word for the Devil. Ekwensu is the personification of evil and the nemesis of good people everywhere, the antithesis of Chukwu, God. He is the one-stop-shop for every manner of wickedness you could imagine, from the trivial to the downright hideous. It is interesting to realize that this modern interpretations continues to gain popularity in our generation . Ekwensu
It is interesting to say that the Igbo people have very rich cultural heritage. The cultures and traditions of the Igbo people are one which is undoubtedly rich and beautiful. Igbo people, having very rich cultural values and they preserve them which makes their tradition to live and survive ages. In Igboland there are many gods as there are many deities and shrines in different parts. Amadioha, Ogwugwu, Udo, Ani, Ekwensu and many more are all Igbo gods. These gods having separate powers, do not perform the
As we enter into the Holy week, we need to remember our history for posterity sake.We need to remember how the European missionaries demonized Ekwensu the Igbo God of war.In this present Igbo knowledge, Ekwensu means Satan.
Ekwensu is not devil, see the real meaning of it in Igbo.
Many Igbos have always claimed that the true meaning of Ekwensu is devil but that's not the real translation Ekwensu in English. In order to understand the true meaning of the word, we must go back to the history of the Igbo kingdoms and the colonial masters.
The Igbo people are those with very rich cultural heritage. The Igbo tradition is one which is deeply rooted and spiritual. An Igbo person who does not acknowledge his roots is same as a fool who can not tell his left from his right. It will interest me to say that before the advent of Christianity, there were numerous gods which the Igbo people worship. Some of the gods like Amadioha, Ani, Ogwugwu, Udo, Ekwensu, Ikenga and so on were all the gods of the Igbo people. Just like other gods, Ekwensu is the god
Before the coming of the European Missionaries, Ekwensu is not the Satan as we have all accepted; rather Ekwensu was a war diety.He was a god, a god of war, more like Kratos(Greek god of war).
History is very very necessary if Africa is actually going to redefine itself. There is an adage in Igbo that says 'onye na-amarọ ebe mmiri malitere tiwe ya agaghị ama ebe ọ ga-akọ ya.' This proverb, when translated, means that one who cannot remember exactly where rain started beating him would inevitably not know where his body was actually dried up. This adage is true of the present day Africans. We need to go back and explore our history to discover the worldview of our forebears. In Igboland, the
In Igbo cosmology, Ekwensu is an Igbo name intended for the god of bargains, who was one of the creator's sons, Chi-Ukwu/Chukwu/Chineke. As the Igbo of this generation is made to believe in modern religious teaching, Ekwensu is not the devil (Christianity). In Christianity, there is the Devil and in traditional religion, there is Ekwensu in Igbo. Ekwensu, according to ancient beliefs, is not the devil. A lot of this generation's Igbo and Africans will doubt this since they have all grown up inside other religions
First of all, let's take a look at who Satan is. Who is Satan? Among the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, there is a God called "Ekwensu". In Igbo Traditions, Ekwensu makes up the four traditional Pantheon God's alongside Ani, Amadioha and Igwe. It's reported that Missionaries were accused of trying to turn "Ekwensu" into the 'Satan' mentioned in the Bible when they first adventured into Igbo land. In Igbo language at the moment however, most speakers refer to Satan as "Ekwensu". But, this is wrong. The Christian Satan
Does Ekwensu in Igbo mean the devil or god?The Igbo people have a very long history in terms of traditional system, in this article, we would be talking on what the name Ekwensu means in Igbo.Many Igbo men and even scholars claim that it means the devil but does it, let's examine that fact right now.
EKWENSU IS NOT THE SATAN OF CHRISTIANITY I grew up to hear the word "Ekwensu" being used by my Igbo family and friends to represent the Igbo interpretation of the Christian Satan. If someone did something bad, they would be called a child of Ekwensu who is bound to go to hell. As children, we were very afraid of that name. Growing up and desiring to know more, I took a sojourn into African spirituality and culture, which led me to the study of this being called "Ekwensu" that made us so scared as children,
The worst thing that ever happened to Africa was turning our gods into demons just because of Christianity. We rebuke our masquerade and encourage Halloween. Are both not associated with costumes? Picture of African Masquerade and a Halloween mask respectively Often times, we hear Christians say "I rebuke you devil". And when translated in Igbo, means "ajugo m ekwensu". Now to the main gist, it will interest you to know that ekwensu does not mean the "devil". Ekwensu is not the the devil; it's the god of war