What did the Africans believe about their ancestors?
Africans believed their ancestors were not really dead but were around them all the time and it is typical in many african homesteads to find shrines where the ancestors are worshipped even up to now like in Buganda uganda.
Ancestors would communicate to the living through varouis ways if calamity befell acertain community they would allerge to the fact that the ancestors were annoyed or ignored, appeasing woult take very many forms from music prayer even sacrificing.
they believed they were not really dead
They believed they were responsible for what happened in the spiritual realm
they would consult them through mediums for advise
through naming of their children the names of their ancestors they believed they were reincarnated
good luck was attributted to pleasing of the ancestors
Answer Their ancestors weren't really dead they were just around them looking over them in till they walk in the door to their home. The africans believed that they were still an active part of their family that their spirits influenced them to do things that they never experienced before in their life.
It was similar because African religion was based on the worship of ancestors of spirits both good and bad and the Kalinago worshiped their ancestors and nature and believed in evil spirits or as they call it (maboya) the second reason was that the west Africans believed that soul lives on so that the ancestors were always with you just like how the Kalinago believe that the spirit of their ancestors lived on after death…
The epistemological problem of the African world view is only a problem to people who are not Africans themselves. To say that there is a problem is to be unAfrican. What the Africans believe as knowledge is not disputed by Africans because they are of the same epistemology. What the question presupposes is that African knowledge differ from knowledge of other races. Africans know what they know as culture inherited from generation to generation. There…