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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

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