AUTHOR: SEGUN OMOSULE
FROM IN THE PERSPECTIVES OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF R.U. UZOEZIE
EDITED BY: NGOZI EZENWA-OHAETO and IFEYINWA J. OGBAZI
The ritual visitation of ancestors to the world of the living comes up every other year at Ode Irele, This performance sums up the ritual segment that attends 01ofungbogho. The performance may be limited to the ritual arena and may include the road leading to the grove as in the case of the ritual segment prelude to the performance of Ojoyejusu (Yam Feast) when the scapegoat known as Oluwen (The Carrier of Phenomenal Load) purifies the land and people through his redemptive submission. It has diplomatic undertone, as female members are restricted and could only communicate with the ancestors tactically.
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