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What were the responsibility of the living towards ancestors in traditional African society?

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Responsibility of the living towards ancestors in traditional African society were;

  • Naming children after them
  • Pouring libation for them.
  • Taking care of their graveyard.
  • Making sacrifices to honour them/offerings of honour to them.
  • Consulting/communicating to them in times of need.
  • Inviting/involving them in ceremonies.
  • Holding commemorating ceremonies for them
  • Managing their property wisely.
  • Building shrines for them
  • Teaching children about them.

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