A Palace Altar


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
A Palace Altar
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This palace altar, set into what appears to be an outer wall, may be the altar to Oguiuwu, the deity of death, remembered as being located at the front of the royal compound, along with shrines to Ogun, god of war and metal, and Osun, god of medicine. Ogiuwu required sacrifices, possibly indicated by this row of skulls.


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria