Traditional Religions of West Africa: Nigeria & Mali

From the 12th century onward the many lands we know today comprising West Africa have been home to numerous Indigenous empires, kingdoms, and city-states. One region is known as Yorubaland, or the Yoruba Empire of present-day Nigeria. The Yoruba Empire, made up of three states or kingdoms: the State of Ife, the Kingdom of Benin, … Continue reading Traditional Religions of West Africa: Nigeria & Mali

Caribbean Cosmologies: The Greater Antilles

Today we are traveling to the Greater Antilles - known to my Taíno ancestors and kin as Borikén, Ayiti Kiskeya, Yamaye and Cobao. These four ancient islands were formed by the great Turtle Spirit, who was birthed from the wound of the first Taíno medicine man, or priest, Diminan Caracaracol. Creating networks of caves, rivers, … Continue reading Caribbean Cosmologies: The Greater Antilles