[ezeani]: “take away your kola nut i shall not eat in the house of a man who has no respect for our gods and ancestors (420) the priest of the earth goddess, ezeani, doesn't just condemn okonkwo because it was uncool of okonkwo to sin against the earth goddess (by beating his wife during peace week) the people of. The kola nut is often used as an offering during religious ceremonies or significant events including weddings, naming celebrations, and funerals in many countries, the nuts are given as a way of asking for a woman's hand in marriage the kola nut is also a symbol of hospitality, peace, friendship, and a. Thus, ,the need is felt to present the topic - rituals, symbolism and symbols white is a symbol of purity, holiness and peace so, priests and devotees of obdtdld should, during ritual activities, present themselves as'pure and holy 164 centre he places his kolanut (yoruba: obi on cotton wool- yoruba: owu etutu) he. Kola nut is grown in sierra leone, western africa, as well as brazil and the west indies cola / kola nut has been said to create a marked stimulation in human conciousness, and can give rise to euphoric states it is one of in africa it is a symbol of peace, friendship, and hospitality, a bit like the indian peace pipe. However, the breaking of the kola nut is an extremely rich cultural practice that signifies peace, unity, sincerity and respect breaking the kola and a little bit of salt breaking of the kola nut is a vital ceremony that is a prerequisite and symbol of a welcoming invitation performed at various igbo gatherings. Just as in roman catholic tradition, the sign of peace in ukwuani breaking of kola this gave rise to the proverb 'he who brings kola brings life', because in the kola nut prayers, the elder in addition to his wise sayings normally requests for peace, prosperity, long life, happiness and protection from all ill fortunes not only. The kola nut is a symbol of peace and hospitality in igbo land it is known for its many lobes and its presentation to a visitor signifies acceptance and a sign of goodwill by the host breaking and eating goes from the eldest and titled adult males to lesser and younger ones process of presentation and breaking include.
The kola nut: as an igbo cultural and social symbol author: rev fada jọn ọfọegbu ụkaegbu, phd preface on account of the multi-referential nature of igbo cultural symbols, a number of the earlier scholars on igbo culture kola with four cotyledons is called ọjị udo na ngọzi, that is, kola of peace and blessing. Virtue of the wisdom, who understand the language of kola nut and the spirits thus, kola nut has both social and religious implications the paper calls for the preservation of african cultural values on hospitality for the maintenance of peace , growth and developing of african societies key words: symbol, kola nut, igede. There is nothing mysterious about kolanut communion that is manifest in christian eucharist, nothing abstract about the symbolism of igbo kolanut that is sacrosanct about the christian sacrament the kolanut communion is much more than a symbol of hospitality: it is a sacred covenant among the living,.
Languages  garcinia kola is cultivated for its edible fruit and seeds which are used as rejuvenating agent for masticatory purposes and as a general antidote [ 10] in the traditional yoruba and igbo cultures of southern nigeria, it is presented to visitors as a sign of peace and welcome like kolanut, it is also. When okonkwo breaks the peace during the sacred week, the priest chastises him for endangering the entire community by risking the earth deity's wrath he refuses okonkwo's offer of a kola nut, expressing disagreement peacefully this parrying of potential violence on the interpersonal level reflects the culture's tradition.
It was used as a declaration of war (red nut), and as a symbol of peace (white nut ) it figured in courtship to that of nutmegs there are two varieties of kola nut— the white kola, which is more nearly a pale greenish-yellow, and the red kola— both being yielded by the same species, and often occurring in the same pod fig. Keywords: igala people, kola nut, conflict resolution, peace, fraternity brotherhood ancestors (ibegwu) introduction the tradition of kola nut dates back to antiquity in the various cultures of west africa nigeria, kogi state and the igala nation indeed, from time immemorial there is no cultural symbol. In west africa there are deep connections to kola for everything from chewing them as an everyday pastime right through to their being potently religious symbols in terms of medicinal action, kola nut is especially regarded in this part of the world as being effective for restoring vitality and relieving hunger pangs kola nuts.
Those who partake in the blessing and sharing of kolanut are also believed to experience peace, unity, prosperity, reproduction and progress and many other a kolanut with four lobes is a symbol of progress and happiness, thus characterising the impending blessing which will be bestowed on those who partake in the. That igbo culture, with is rich norms and values, has all it takes to promote global peace and reconciliation this paper looked “the igbo kolanut is a symbol of hospitality and friendship kolanuts play very important social and ritual roles amongst the igbo the first act of friendship and hospitality to a guest is a present of.
Its supremacy brings harmony, unity, peace, prosperity, reproduction and progress amongst those who participate in the blessing and sharing of kola nut it is the first thing which is presented to guest in every a kola nut which has five segments is a symbol of reproduction anyone who partakes in the sharing and eating of. Engagement, marriage, and birth, naming the new-born/baptism, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and visit to the elder (s), the funeral ceremonies imperatively involve the use of kola nuts there is a general perception of kola nut as a symbol of hospitality, friendship, sharing, understanding, respect, solidarity and sociability. Re-examines the perception that women have nothing to do with two key peace symbols—oji (kolanut) and ofo (staff of authority and justice)—in igbo culture as has been presented in the literature on igbo culture using a case study typology, the study uses nanka in anambra state, south-eastern nigeria as the study area. Symbol represents harmony and peace the related proverb warns against provoking others into retaliation â€“ if you don't harm someone, they will have no reason to harm you bese saka symbol bese saka - 'bunch of kola nuts' symbol represents wealth the bese, or kola nut, was a favourite treat amongst the.