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PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:13pm On Dec 07, 2012
hi there my friends. here are some recent images from the actively practiced Vodun religion, in our neighbouring NAtion of Benin & Togo. hope you enjoy it. cool

practiced by the tribes: Ewe people, Kabye people, Mina people and Fon people.

in Nigeria, the slightly different Ifa-Orisha version is practice by the Yoruba people, as you are well aware.



*pics borrowed from my friends friends fb page: Vodun Groove: BĂ©nin and Togo (West Africa ) (by Benin Vodun priest & Initiator the Hon. Andoche Adjos Adjovi. )

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:17pm On Dec 07, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:30pm On Dec 07, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:37pm On Dec 07, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:44pm On Dec 07, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:58pm On Dec 07, 2012
MODS cmon this deserves the front page. dont tell me you will discriminate against us on this one aswell. you put that 1 statue of jesus pic from poland ( http://www.nairaland.com/1124359/photos-worlds-tallest-statue-jesus ) , on the front page. it was not even so beautiful. i put so many beautiful African pics and so this deserves front page more than that!

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 8:57am On Dec 08, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:11am On Dec 08, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by sylve11: 9:19am On Dec 08, 2012
Scary pictures, scary religion! sad cool
Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:57pm On Dec 08, 2012
sylve11: Scary pictures, scary religion! sad cool

how is this scary? This is normal in Africa. unless you are not African

have courage. have faith. to confront the true way of worship.

This is true religion. THe religion of SPirituality. cool
Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 3:13pm On Dec 08, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 10:13pm On Dec 08, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by okeyxyz(m): 1:12am On Dec 09, 2012
Very nice pictures. Loving it.
These guys are still maintaining their ancestral traditions.

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 4:59pm On Dec 09, 2012
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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by Ayomivic(m): 2:08pm On Dec 10, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:
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If you remember one of my article that i tittled "paganism is Satanic" i said there that pagans are worshiping man maid things or natural things like stone ,tree, etc and if they ask it for somethings it we do it but it is not that thing exactly that will actually do it but the demon satan had apointed to sit in that spot as god to grant their wish.Look at the pic above where a woman is pouring a palm oil on statue and the pic next to it. Have you seen it? That graven image is what they are worshiping or let me say a symbol of what they are worshiping because that thing you see can not talk or move.It can't see you if you smash it with stick it can't do anything but don't ever try it because that spot is where that spirit ,demon from Satan sat.Yoruba call that demon Orisha ( they will give it name eg Orish-Adayeba, Orisha- Olomoyoyo etc)

Remember God said in Bible ,in one of his commandment that "Thou shall have no other gods before him,thou shall make not unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in water under the earth, thou shall not bow down yourself to them,nor serve them for i your God is jealousy God...."Exodus 20:1-5

This above commandment is what Satan work on to delude this people.He makes them compare man maid things and natural things God created with God so that the wrath of God can be on them.

Come let me show you how the demon satan appointed to that graven image look like. Is there in one of the pic.

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by Ayomivic(m): 2:25pm On Dec 10, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:
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ha ha ,do you see unclad man sitting down above there in one of the pics wearing a boxer with the white painted on his head and all over the body that is how that unseen demon Satan appointed or attarch to that graven image look like. It can only be seen by his preist.

Another one is the one is the unclad man in the public wearing skirt with black and red colour he has his body painted in white too.

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by Nobody: 2:40pm On Dec 10, 2012
It is like Ayomivic has not been to churches with statues of his European god

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 8:13pm On Dec 10, 2012
Ayomivic:
If you remember one of my article that i tittled "paganism is Satanic" i said there that pagans are worshiping man maid things or natural things like stone ,tree, etc and if they ask it for somethings it we do it but it is not that thing exactly that will actually do it but the demon satan had apointed to sit in that spot as god to grant their wish.Look at the pic above where a woman is pouring a palm oil on statue and the pic next to it. Have you seen it? That graven image is what they are worshiping or let me say a symbol of what they are worshiping because that thing you see can not talk or move.It can't see you if you smash it with stick it can't do anything but don't ever try it because that spot is where that spirit ,demon from Satan sat.Yoruba call that demon Orisha ( they will give it name eg Orish-Adayeba, Orisha- Olomoyoyo etc)

Remember God said in Bible ,in one of his commandment that "Thou shall have no other gods before him,thou shall make not unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in water under the earth, thou shall not bow down yourself to them,nor serve them for i your God is jealousy God...."Exodus 20:1-5

This above commandment is what Satan work on to delude this people.He makes them compare man maid things and natural things God created with God so that the wrath of God can be on them.

Come let me show you how the demon satan appointed to that graven image look like. Is there in one of the pic.

No i dont remember any such articles of yours but i will see to it. you as the rest of your narrow kind, are highly mistaken. it is not the idol we worship, but what it represents. however, it so happens that when we concentrate our SPiritual Energies on an object for long. we tend to imbibe some SPirituality into it.

you can buy a doll from a store, for example, and compare it with an idol placed at a Pagan Shrine. The difference is clearly evident. you can feel the power emanating from the idol , that is absolutely non-existent in the toy plastic doll. you must experience this. you can deny but you cant escape.

now as before, let me explain Idolatory:

there is NOTHING wrong with idol worship!

It is not the wood or stone that we worship, but what it represents. The abrahamists r just intent upon spreading lies about us. Let it be known that there is no true devotion involved in worshipping 'thin air'. We humans are materialistic in nature. We need to touch, sense, smell or see something b4 we entertain any feelings towards it. Even the sly and crafty roman catholics, though involved in man worship (unlyk us Pagans who worship God(s)), still keep an idol of jesus in their place of worship, though they shamelessly deny idolatory outside, because they realised the signifance of idols and its role in worship. anyone who is saying they feel true Love & devotion to an invisible formless God is a LIAR!
AGikuyu Pagan traditionalists from Kenya on the other hand, though monotheists, worship 'God'/Ngai by worshipping him through his creations by worshiping nature and Mount Kilimanjaro. This is also a form of idolatory and it is good.
even the most fanatic of muslims sees an 'image' of God in their minds while praying. It is just in our nature and how it was meant to be..




now as for the woman pouring libation, this is an ancient ritual of showing piety and influencing the Siritual Force(s). It exists throughout the world.

even by you hypocrite xtians:


"And Jacob set up a Pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a Pillar of Stone; and he poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it". (Genesis 35:14)


so you can call your israeli jacob , satan if you like.

the Idol below that picture is The Legba. not satan. it is funny how ignorant you can be. Yorubas in Nigeria call it Ellegua and is associated with "opening the ways", or crossroads. Often depicted as a child or a small man, playful; a trickster and a strategist amongst the divinities.
Ellegua is a manifestation of Eshu. Eshu is assocaited with the balancing of the forces (Similar to the Ying Yang).

what the bible says hardly matters. let me remind you that it was the bible that said we are descended from 2 sinners, adam & eve, it was the bible that said the Earth is flat and the SUn revolves around the Earth, it was the bible that said that the Earth was created in 6 days and that dnosaurs dont exist (since humans were created first), it wa the bible that said the humans are create in Gods image, it is the bible that supported slavery, it is the bible that advocates killing of non-believers, etc. .

so such a useless jewish book cannot be taken seriously in Nigeria and in the world at large. it must be destroyed.

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by PAGAN9JA(m): 8:33pm On Dec 10, 2012
Ayomivic:

ha ha ,do you see unclad man sitting down above there in one of the pics wearing a boxer with the white painted on his head and all over the body that is how that unseen demon Satan appointed or attarch to that graven image look like. It can only be seen by his preist.

Another one is the one is the unclad man in the public wearing skirt with black and red colour he has his body painted in white too.


you are just scared of the pics. it is obvious. therefore out of cowardliness and fear, you brand it as satanic. dont judge a book by its cover.

this man who is at his height of SPirituality, will not be expected to do any harm to society. he is doing this for personal satisfaction and when done , he will go home and sleep.

however look at all your useless pastors, oyinbos missionaries, etc., who preach love, devotion, man-worship, etc.,and at the same time practice murder, theft, extortion, r.ape/child-abuse, etc. .
Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by staaari: 9:41am On Dec 11, 2012
@PAGAN_9JA,

Well written. U have hit the nail on the end.

such is how black people lost their direction and creativity because they were too gullible.

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by Gabrielsylar(m): 9:43am On Dec 11, 2012
jesus is LORD AND WORSHIPPERS OF ANY SORT WILL NOT GET ETERNAL LIFE

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by begwong: 9:50am On Dec 11, 2012
Why is this woman holding unto the islamic chasbi(rosary) and this man wearing a cross around his neck

Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by RedLight1: 9:57am On Dec 11, 2012
Gabriel_sylar: jesus is LORD AND WORSHIPPERS OF ANY SORT WILL NOT GET ETERNAL LIFE
can u shut up for 2minutes?....Jesus is lord because the white told u so abi?..if its the same white man that told Ogun is Lord u go still follow accept like donkey ... why cant u tell whiteman that Ogun is lord like the indians and chinese and let them accept it? black man ...zombie for life

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Re: PICTURES: VODUN RELIGON - Benin & Togo {west Africa} by 5much: 10:05am On Dec 11, 2012
AR u still surprised why development is far from d blacks.

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