According to Yoruba myths, the Ijimere was once a human being and devoted follower of the great god, Orunmila. The males are much larger than the females and can reach 85 centimeters in length. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Another myth states that Ijimere was produced when a woman mated with an ape but scientifically that is not even a possibility. They can also be easily recognized on their faces with a black brow ridge and nose and a white area around their mouths. But why is this particular monkey venerated in traditional beliefs of the Yorubas?

But why is this particular monkey venerated in traditional beliefs of the Yorubas? Another myth states that Ijimere was produced when a woman mated with an ape but scientifically that is not even a possibility. The myth goes further that although Ijimere retains some of its human features, the curse meant that it will forever live inside the forest but will be superior to other animals in intelligence. But on one occasion, he committed an act of disloyalty against Orunmila who out of anger placed a heavy curse on Ijimere and he was transformed into the monkey that he is today. According to Yoruba myths, the Ijimere was once a human being and devoted follower of the great god, Orunmila. As a human being, Ijimere was a highly-gifted hunter who also had overflowing powers of magic. The males are much larger than the females and can reach 85 centimeters in length.

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What makes it so special? Yoruba traditional beliefs idolize a number of animals and one of the most prominent of these creatures is the Ijimere Patas monkey, Erythrocebus patas.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. But on one occasion, he committed an act of ijiere against Orunmila who out of anger placed a heavy curse on Ijimere and he was transformed into the monkey that he is today. Another myth states that Ijimere was produced when a woman mated with an ape but scientifically that is not even a possibility.

Ijimere is the yoruva patas monkey some other say it is the brown savannah monkey but whatever the case, it should not be confused with the Edun which is the forest-dwelling Yorua monkey.

As a human being, Ijimere was a highly-gifted hunter who also had overflowing powers of magic. In Yorubaland, Ijimere occupies a very prominent role and in the Oyo area of the southwest for example, Ijimere plays a role so integral that the skulls of the Ijimere are embedded in or carved into the headdresses of some of the most important Egunguns.

Iuimere here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The patas monkey is a ground-dwelling monkey found in the semi-arid areas of West Africa, across to East Africa. They can also be easily recognized on their faces with a black brow ridge and nose and a white area around their mouths.

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According to Yoruba myths, the Ijimere was once a human being and devoted follower of the great god, Kjimere. That is what I will be looking at in this piece. But why is this particular monkey venerated in traditional beliefs of the Yorubas?

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. The males are much larger than the females and can reach 85 centimeters in length. The myth goes further that although Ijimere retains some of its human features, the curse meant that it will forever live inside the forest but will be superior to other animals in intelligence.