Ritual Pottery

At the end of many ceremonies, traditional beer known as kwete is decanted into a ritual pot. In offering their blessings, first the Elders and then each member of the family drink a few sips of beer and then blow into the empty vessel. A spray of dregs falls onto those being blessed. Photo taken…

The Friendship of Frog and Lizard

Ododo na moni yo! A long time ago, Lizard became friends with Frog. They were the best of friends. One day Lizard said to Frog, “My dear friend, let’s have a competition. We’ll jump over the creek and see who jumps highest.” Frog was incredulous and replied, “Lizard, you cannot jump over the creek.” “Don’t…