Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ogumefu. Yoruba Legends

Today's free book is Yoruba Legends by M. I. Ogumefu. You can read more about the Yoruban people of west Africa at Wikipedia; the stories in this book come from southern Nigeria.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Sacred Texts.



I THE KINGDOM OF THE YORUBAS
II HOW TRIBAL MARKS CAME TO BE USED
III AKITI THE HUNTER
IV SONS OF STICKS
V WHY WOMEN HAVE LONG HAIR
VI WHY PEOPLE CRY “LONG LIVE THE KING!” WHEN THUNDER FOLLOWS LIGHTNING
VII THE OLOFIN AND THE MICE
VIII THE IROKO TREE
IX ORISA OKO
X MOREMI
XI THE BAT
XII THE LEOPARD-MAN
XIII THE WATER-BIRD
XIV THE ANTS AND THE TREASURE
XV THE VOICES OF BIRDS
XVI THE THREE MAGICIANS
XVII ISOKUN AND THE BABY
XVIII THE TWIN BROTHERS
XIX HOW LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS
XX ANOTHER STORY OF LEOPARD’S SPOTS
XXI THE HEAD
XXII OLE AND THE ANTS
XXIII THE BOA-CONSTRICTOR
XXIV OLURONBI
XXV THE STAFF OF ORANYAN
XXVI THE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK
XXVII THE SECRET OF THE FISHING-BASKETS
XXVIII THE TEN GOLDSMITHS
XXIX THE COOKING-POT
XXX THE PARROT
XXXI THE GHOST-CATCHER
STORIES OF TORTOISE
XXXII TORTOISE AND THE KING
XXXIII TORTOISE AND MR. FLY
XXXIV ERIN AND ERINOMI (THE LAND- AND WATER-ELEPHANTS)
XXXV THE THREE DEATHS OF TORTOISE
XXXVI TORTOISE AND THE COCK
XXXVII TORTOISE AND CRAB
XXXVIII TORTOISE AND PIGEON
XXXIX TORTOISE AND THE WHIP-TREE
XL TORTOISE AND THE RAIN

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