Tree Shrine


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
Tree Shrine
©Kathy Curnow

These three trees, sited in the large quadrangle that houses the royal ancestral shrines, are shrines themselves, marked by red and white cloth. During the annual Ugie Erhoba ceremonies for the reigning Oba's father, the Oba walks from the dais to these trunks, and a sacrifice (perhaps to Otoe, the land) is made here.


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