Myths of Ife

John Wyndham

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Myths of Ife is a book by John Wyndham, first published in 1921. A translation of some of the myths of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, the book contains a history of the creation of the world, the gods, and humanity, and the early days of the sacred city of Ífè - the traditional center of Yoruba culture. The text was recited to the author/translator by the high priests of Ífè, and the book is still cited in some books on traditional Yoruba religion and thought today. Chapters include: The Beginning; The Descent; The War Of The Gods; The Sacrifice Of Mórimi; The Úbo Wars; and, The Passing Of Ógun.

This book has 12,999 words, 35 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1921.

Production notes: This ebook of Myths of Ife was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 4th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Koodos, Luisi River, Zambesi Valley' by Thomas Baines.

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