Sasabonsum sentence example

sasabonsum
  • Thus a West African native who wants a suhman takes a rudely-cut wooden image or a stone, a root of a plant, or some red earth placed in a pan, and then he calls on a spirit of Sasabonsum ("a genus of deities, every member of which possesses identical characteristics") to enter the object prepared, promising it offerings and worship. If a spirit consents to take up its residence in the object, a low hissing sound is heard, and the suhman is complete.
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  • Various ceremonies are performed, and a spirit connected with the Sasabonsum is finally asked to enter an object.
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  • It is only procurable at the residence of a Sasabonsum, a malicious non-human being.
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