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Tikar (Äquatorialafrika, Kameruner Grasland) - Opfer an die Königsahnen   [Other Title]

Tikar (Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Grasslands) - Sacrificial Ceremony for the King's Ancestors   [Title Translation]
Year of origin: 1978
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Production company: Hermann Schlenker Filmproduktion (Königsfeld)
First released by: IWF (Göttingen)
Distributor: IWF (Göttingen)
Author: Hans-Joachim Koloss

Keywords: Tikar, Ahnenkult, Brauchtum, Brauchtum, Gebet, Grab, Herrschaftsformen, Jahreslauf, Königtum, Lebenskreis, Opferhandlung, Ritus, Tieropfer, Tieropfer, Totenbrauchtum, Totenhaus, Totenkult, Würdenträger, ancestor worship, animal sacrifice, animal sacrifice, circle of life, course of the year, custom, custom, custom, death cult, death custom, death house, dignitary, form of rule, grave, kingship, prayer, rite, sacrificial act
Following the renovation of the largest of the dead houses belonging to the deceased kings of Oku, it must be consecrated by means of a sacrificial ceremony performed by the king and the most important dignitaries of Mbele, the royal clan. After a lengthy prayer is intoned by the king, a sheep is sacrified and the burial mounds are rubbed with a mixture of blood, palm oil, and earth. While the sheep is being roasted, the king passes out cola nuts and palm wine.

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Language: deu
Sound: Sound film
Aspect: n/a
Duration: 9 1/2 min

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