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The most elaborate pantheons of gods are probably those found among the
Yoruba of Nigeria and the Fon of Benin. These deities (orisha or vodun) are often
seen simultaneously as legendary kings and founders of cities, and as
This resulted in a creative confidence in literary and popular theatre that was to
be influential through- Yoruba out Africa. Traveling theatres, loosely known as
Yoruba Opera Opera companies, took to the road. Duro Ladipo created
Ife and Yoruba. The Yoruba peoples inhabit a large part of southwestern Nigeria.
Their art traditions are of considerable ... Excavations at Ife, in central Yorubaland
(the site of the creation of the world in some Yoruba myths), have shown that ...
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