Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Myth and History of Tribal / Facial Mark

According to oral history, the wife of Sango, a great Oyo king, decided to punish her adulterous slave by giving her scars to make her ugly, but she turned out more beautiful. 

Hence, the popularity of the marks. 

Tell me, who wouldn’t want to be more beautiful? 

Though the truthfulness of the story cannot be ascertained, it sure proves one thing.

 It was considered beautiful! 

In traditional Yoruba societies, every child is born into a Famillies called idile baba in Yoruba language.

 They share clan names (orile), oriki (poetry), taboos (eewo) and facial marks (ila). 

The facial marks on the child assigns full membership rights.

 The children with facial marks are called Okola. 

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